Moses Hoffmann: Rabbinical Opinion on the Eligibility of Women for Office in the Community, Wrocław, May 24, 1923 [copy]

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This rabbinical opinion by Rabbi Moses Jehuda Hoffmann on the question of women’s right to vote was written in May 1923 at the request of Hamburg’s German-Israelite Synagogue Association [Deutsch-Israelitischer Synagogenverband]. Rabbinical opinions are written in order to decide arguments regarding matters of religious law. Their structure is based on a series of arguments, and in their reasoning they discuss the process of deduction. The textual basis this process requires consists of the Torah, the Talmud, and commentary written by recognized Jewish authorities. Statements taken from the Torah naturally carry the most authenticity and authority. Hoffmann’s opinion applied this method by referring to Moses Maimonides.
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Moses Hoffmann: Rabbinical Opinion on the Eligibility of Women for Office in the Community, Wrocław, May 24, 1923 [copy] (translated by Insa Kummer), edited in: Key Documents of German-Jewish History, <http://jewish-history-online.net/source/jgo:source-35> [September 25, 2017].