Sperber, "Pirqei De-Rabbi Eli'ezer
" in The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion, eds.
(9) In his book Imperial Israel and the Palestinians (2000), Nur Masala comments on recent efforts of Rabbi Eli'ezer
Waldenberg and others to apply halacha prohibition on non-Jews living in Jerusalem.
Rabbi Eli'ezer (18) says: When will the name of these people be blotted out?
(20) It is therefore fair to assume that when Rabbi Eli'ezer refers to 'these people' he speaks of the Romans.
Christine Hayes points out appropriately that there is a difference between Christian and rabbinic heresiology in that the anathematizing of `Aqabya (and of Rabbi Eli'ezer
) were occasioned more by differences of halakha than credo.
part 7 [sections] 49, Kuntres Even Ya'akov (on saying of kaddish while the father lives); Responsa Yabia Omer part 5 Yore Dei'a [sections] 21 (on naming a child after a relative of the mother rather than the father); Responsa Meishiv Davar part 2 [sections] 50 (on a son's marriage plans that cause the father pain and embarrassment).
Pirqe de-rabbi Eli'ezer
(hereafter PRE) is not easily classified within the canon of rabbinic literature.