Publications

Research and Books

Institute for Research in Jewish Law  - Publications

  • Shimshon Ettinger, Evidence in Jewish Law, Jerusalem 2011 (Hebrew)
  • Yuval Sinai, The Judge and the Judical Process in Jewish Law, Jerusalem 2010 (Hebrew)
  • Shmuel Shilo, Law, Morals and Equity in the Jewish Legal System, Jerusalem 2006 (Hebrew)
  • Hanina Ben-Menahem and Berachyahu Lifshitz (eds.), On Law and Equity in Maimonidean Jurisprudence, Jerusalem 2004 (Hebrew)
  • Hanina Ben-Menahem and Others (ed.), Controversy and Dialogue in the Halakhic Sources (3 vol.), Jerusalem 2002 (Hebrew)
  • Aharon Nachalon, the Kahal and Its Enactments in the Geonic Period, Jerusalem 2001 (Hebrew)
  • Shimshon Ettinger, Agency in Jewish Law in Comparison with Agency Law 1965, Jerusalem 1999 (Hebrew)
  • Berachyahu Lifshitz and Eliav Shochetman (eds.), Digest of the Responsa Literature of Germany France and Italy [Legal Digest], Jerusalem 1997 (Hebrew)
  • Menachem Elon (ed.), Digest of the Responsa Literature of Spain and North Africa [Index of Sources] vol.2, Jerusalem 1981-1987 (Hebrew)
  • Menachem Elon (ed.), Digest of the Responsa Literature of Spain and North Africa [Legal Digest], Jerusalem 1986 (Hebrew)
  • Menachem Elon (ed.), Digest of the Responsa Literature of Spain and North Africa [Historic Digest], Jerusalem 1981 (Hebrew)
  • Shnaton Ha-Mishpat Ha-Ivri:  Annual Journal of the Institution for Research in Jewish Law, vol. 1-25
  • The Jewish Law Annual Volumes 20-21

 

Additional publication of the faculty members regarding Jewish Law

  • Eliav Shochetman, Civil Procedure in Rabbinical Courts, Jerusalem 2011 (Hebrew).
  • Berachyahu Lifshitz, Midrash Shmuel, Jerusalem 2009 (Hebrew).
  • Gideon Libson, Jewish and Islamic Law: A Comparative Study of Custom During the Geonic Period, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2003.
  • Berachyahu Lifshitz, Law and Action, Jerusalem 2002 (Hebrew).
  • Hanina Ben-Menachem, Authority, Process and Method:‎Studies in Jewish Law, Australia 1998.
  • Berachyahu Lifshitz, Employee and Independent Contractor- Acquisition and Obligation in Contract, Jerusalem 1993 (Hebrew).
  • Hanina Ben-Menahem, Judicial Deviation in Talmudic Law: Governed by Men, Not by Rules, Boston
  • Berachyahu Lifshitz, Promise Obligation and Acquisition in Jewish Law, Jerusalem 1988 (Hebrew)
  • Eliav Shochetman, Illegal Act in Jewish Law, Jerusalem 1985 (Hebrew)
  • Eliav Shochetman, Responsa of Rabbi Meir Gavizon, Jerusalem 1985 (Hebrew)
  • Shmuel Shilo, Dina De-Malkhuta Dina, Jerusalem 1974 (Hebrew)

Shnaton Ha-Mishpat Ha-Ivri

Shnaton Ha-Mishhpat Ha-Ivri annual serves as an important platform for publishing Jewish-Law-related articles.

The Shnaton’s volumes include rich and qualitative studies in both classic and modern topics, written by the finest researchers.

Manuscript preparation rules are those customary in the Tarbitz annual.

Rules of citation are as customary in the Mispatim annual.

Manuscripts should be sent to:

Shnaton Ha-Mishhpat Ha-Ivri editorial board

The Faculty of Law, Hebrew University, Jerusalem 9190501

Or, via Email: Jewishlaw@savion.cc.huji.ac.il 

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The Jewish Law Annual

Since its inception, the JLA has published 19 volumes that are filled with seminal articles on an array of topics related to Jewish law. While for many years the JLA was published under the auspices of Boston University, it has recently been transferred to the Institute for the Research of Jewish Law, at the Faculty of Law, Hebrew University (it is published in English through the Routledge Publishing house). This is a very exciting milestone in the history of JLA, and presents a singular opportunity for further enhancing this publication, and assuring that it will serve as a first tier journal of Jewish law for years to come.

 

 The JLA is a peer reviewed journal, which offers a unique platform for publishing articles in the field of Jewish law, broadly defined.  In addition to publishing articles on Jewish law and Halakhah proper, the journal also extends to surrounding fields including Jewish philosophy, Jewish history, biblical studies, Talmudic research, as well as law and religion, and comparative law and jurisprudence.

The Jewish Law Annual Volumes 20-21

 

Editors: Dr. Benjamin Porat, Hebrew University; Prof, David FlattoHebrew University

Archive

Volume I

 

Part I – Mishneh Torah Studies
Introduction3
Pierre Legendre, The Work and Method of Western Jurists in the XIIth Century.6
Haim H. Cohn, Maimondean Theories of Codification15
Shamma Friedman, The Organizational Pattern of the Mishneh Torah37
Jacob I. Dienstag, The Relationship of Maimonides to his Predecessors: Part I, Midrashic Literature42
Nachum L. Rabinovitch, Mishneh Torah-Code and Commentary61
Lenn Evan Goodman, Maimonides' Philosophy of Law72
Gerald G. Blindstein, Maimonides on 'Oral Law'.108
Daniel Jeremy Silver, "Moses our Teacher was a King"123
Jacob S. Levinger, Maimonides as Philosopher and Codifier.133
Shmuel Shilo, Maimonides on "Dina de-malkhuta Dina (The Law of the State is Law)"146
Bernard S. Jackson, Maimonides' Definitions of Tam and Mu'ad168


 

Part II – Chronicle
Current Responsa, Decisions of Batei Din, and Rabbinical Literature179
Impotence as Grounds for Divorce (J. David Bleich)184
Tenure (J. David Bleich)187
Sterilization (G.B Haliarad)192
Euthanasia (G.B Halibard)196
Jewish Law in the Judgements of the Supreme Court of the State of Israel (M. Bass, D. Cheshin)200
Notes213
The Race Relations Act, 1976 (Robert Merkin)213
Refusal to Testify as a protected First Amendment Religious Right (Bernard J. Meislin)219
Child Custody: Compelling a Jewish Upbrigning (Bernard J. Meislin)221
Recognition of Bet Din Juridstiction (Bernard J. Meislin)223
Civil Court Enforcement of Agreement to Obtain a "get" (Bernard J. Meislin)228
The Status of a Foreign "Get" in Belgium (M.D.A. Freeman)228
Leviticus XVIII, The Forbidden Degrees and the Law of Incest in Scotland (David Sellar)229
Some Legal Aspects of the Entebbe Incident (Malcolm N. Shaw)232
Survey of Recent Literature243

 

Volume II 

 


Part I – Codification and Restatement 
M. Chigier, Codification of Jewish Law3
Samuel N. Hoenig, Halakhot Gedolot: An Early Halakhic Code45
S.M Passamaneck, A Companion Index to Responsa in Shulhan Arukh, Hoshen Mishpat56
Nahum Rakover, The Department of Jewish Law of the Ministry of Justice in Israel74
D.B Sinclair, Projects of the Institute for Research in Jewish Law, Jerusalem82
Menachem Slae, The Responsa Project84
Daniel Friedmann, Problems of Codification of Civil Law in Israel88
John G. Fleming, The Restatement in Uncodified Mixed Jurisdictions125
David Pearl, Codification in Islamic Law162
M. D. A. Freeman, The Concept of Codification168
Bernard S. Jackson, The Prospects for Codification or Restatement of Jewish Law: A Personal Summation180


 

Part II – Chronicle 
Current Responsa, Decisions of Bate Din, and Rabbinical Literature (J. David Bleich): 
     Status of the Deaf-Mute in Jewish Law187
     Hazardous Medical Procedures194
     Who is a Jew?199
Jewish Law in the Judgments of the Supreme Court of the State of Israel (D.B. Sinclair): 
     Penetration in Rape Cases204
     Judicial Legislation205
     Prescription206
Notes  
Certainty of Trusts and the Definition of a Jew (England) (Malcolm Shaw)  
Varia Americana (Bernard J Meislin) 
    Religious Garb216
    Divorce217
    Jewish Law and Dead Bodies218
Sabbath Work: Violation of Employee's Civil Rights220
Three Constitutional Issues Concerning Non-Catholics in Italy (Daniela Piattelli)222
Religious Discrimination (E.E.C) (G.M Golding)230
Recognition of Bet Din Jurisdiction in Kashrut Matter (France) (Robert D. Lehmann)234
Survey of Recent Literature237

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volume III

Part I – Unjust Enrichment

B.S Jackson, Introduction 3
Nahum Rakover, Unjust Enrichment 9
Shalom Albeck, Benefiting Another Without his Consent 33
Norman Solomon, Concepts of Zeh Neheneh in the Analytic School 49
A. Ehrman, Pretium Iustum and Laesio Enormis in Roman and Jewish Source 63
          Appendix: Publication of Dr. A. Ehrman 71
Palimport Ltd. V. Ziba Geigi Ltd 74
The Israel Unjust Enrichment Law 1979 80
David Walters, The Restitution of Unjustly Acquired Benefits in English and Scots Law 84
Lenn Evan Goodman, Unjust Enrichment and Regulation 98

 

 

Part II – Chronicle

Current Responsa, Decisions of Bate Din, and Rabbinical Literature (1-4: J. David Bleich, 5: G.B. Halibard):   
     Neurological Criteria of Death and Time of Death Statutes 115
     Privacy of Personal Correspondence 128
     Professional Secrecy 131
     Severance Pay: Hired Servant or Independent Contractor 137
     Abortion in Jewish Law: A recent Judgment  139
Jewish Law in the State of Israel (D. B Sinclair):   
     The Supreme Court    154
     Rabbinical Courts 161
     The Fundamental of Law Bill, 5738-1978 165
Varia Americana (Bernard J. Meislin):   
     Jews in America: Contending for Recognition as a separate Race or Class 170
     Rhode Island and the Jews (with Ecursions to Connecticut) 172
     Sunday Closing Laws: Constitutionality  175
International Law (Malcolm N. Shaw):   
    The Egyptian-Israeli Treaty, 1979 180
    International Law and the West Bank 187
Israel and the EEC: A New Legal Model for Trade and Cooperation (Joseph-Halevy H. Weiler) 196
Survey of Recent Literature 213
Appendix: Bibliography of Jewish Law Articles in Selected Law Journals 245

 

Volume IV

Part I – The Wife's Right to Divorce

B.S Jackson, Introduction

3

E. Lipinski, The Wife's Right to Divorce in the Light of an Ancient Near Eastern Tradition

9

Yair Zakovitch, The Woman's Rights in the Biblical Law of Divorce

28

Evald Lovestam, Divorce and Remarriage in the New Testament

47

Daniela Piattelli, The Marriage Contract and Bill of Divorce in Ancient Hebrew law

66

Alfredo Mordechai Rabello, Divorce of Jews in the Roman Empire

79

Mordechai A. Friedman, Divorce upon the wife's demand as reflected in Mnuscripts from the Cairo Geniza

103

Shmuel Shilo, Impotence as a ground for divorce (to the End of the Period of the Rishonim)

127

Mark Washofsky, The Recalcitrant Husband: The Problem of Definition

144

J. David Bleich, Modern-Day Agunot: A Proposed Remedy

167

David Novak, Annulment in Lieu of Divorce in Jewish Law

188

M. Chigier, Ruminations over the Agunah Problem

207

David Pearl, The Wife's Right to Divorce in Muslim Law

226

J. Duncan M. Derrett, Divorce at the Petition of the Wife at Hindu Law

232

Bernard J. Meislin, Pursuit of the Wife's Right to a "Get" in United States and Canadian Courts

250

Stern v. Stern, Judgment of Gerald S. Held, J.S.C.

272

M.D.A Freeman, Jews and the Law of Divorce in England

276

 

Part II

Survey of Recent Literature

291

 

Volume V

 
Part I – Jewish Law in Israel

M. Shava, The Nature and Scope of Jewish Law in Israel as Applied in the Civil Courts as Compared with its Application in the Rabbinical Courts

3

 Meir Sichel, Air Pollution – Smoke and Odor Damage

25

M. Chigier, The Widow's Rights in Jewish and Israeli Law

44

D.B. Sinclair, Kupat Am Bank v. Hendeles 

54

 

Part II – Chronicle

Current Responsa, Decisions of Bate Din and Rabbinical Literature (J.D. Bleich) 

 

Indirect Coercion in Compelling a Get

65

Copyright

71

The Foundations of Law Act, 1980 and Its Implementation (N. Rakover)

80


Varia Americana (B.J. Meislin)

 

When Jewish Reference is Irrelevant and Prejudicial and when it is Relevant and Determinative

85

The Right of a Public Entity to Lease Airport Land to a Synagouge

87

Civil Treatment of a Rabbi

89

Blasphemy in English Criminal Law (R. v. Lemon) (G.H. Gordon, with a postscript by B.S. Jackson)

92

Industrial and Race Relations in England (Seide v. Gillette Industries Ltd.) – M. Jefferson

100

 

Part III

Survey of Recent Literature

109

Index of Reent Literature, with Author Index

151

 

Volume VI

Part I – The Philosophy of Jewish Law

 

Bernard S. Jackson, Secular Jurisprudence and the Philosophy of Jewish Law: A Commentary on Some Recent Literature

3

Emanuel Rackman, Secular Jurisprudence and Halakha

45

Jacob I. Dienstag, Natural Law in Maimonidean Thought and Scholarship (On Mishneh Torah, Kings VIII, II)

64

Oliver Leaman, Maimonides and Natural Law

78

Louis Jacobs, Tur, Preface to Hoshen Mishpat – Translation and Commentary

94

Rivka Schatz, Maharal's Conception of Law – Antithesis to Natural Law Theory

109

Norman Solomon, Anomaly and Theory in the Analytical School

126

Alan J. Yuter, Legal Positivism and Contemporary Halakhic Discourse

148

Hanina Ben Menachem, Is there Always One Uniquely Correct Answer to a Legal Question in the Talmud?

164

 

 

Part II – Chronicle

 

Current Responsa, Decisions of Bate Din and Rabbinical Literature: (J.D Bleich)

 

Judges Under Threat

179

Teachers's Unions

183


Jewish Law in the State of Israel (D.B Sinclair)

 

Indue Influence and Conflict of Interests

186

The Agnostic Witness and the Oath

188

Refund of Estate Duty

192

Rape of a Wife

194

Good Faith in Fulfilling Contractual Obligations

196

Illegal Contracts

199

"Beyond the Letter of the Law" 

203

Necessity 

206

Non-Financial Pressures on a Husband to Grant a "Get" (V. New)

210

Towards a New Regulation of the Relations Between the State and Italian Jewry (D. Piattelli)

216

German Legislation Against Denying the Holocaust (E. Klingenberg)

219

 

 

Part III

 

Survey of Recent Literature

225

Volume VII

Part I – The Philosophy of Jewish Law

 

J. David Bleich, Judaism and Natural Law

5

David Novak, Natural Law, Halakha and the Covenant

43

Elliot N. Dorff, The Covenant: The Transcendent Thrust in Jewish Law

68

Moshe Sokol, Some Tensions in the Jewish Attitude Toward the Taking of Human Life

97

Izhak Englard, The Interaction of Morality and Jewish Law

114

Abraham M. Fuss, Fact Skepticism in Jewish Law

125

Lawrence Kaplan, Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik Philosophy of Halakha

139

Dan Cohn-Sherbok, Law in Reform Judaism: A Study of Solomon Freehof

198

Julius Stone, Leeways of Choice, Natural Law and Justice in Jewish Legal Ordering

210

 

 

Part II – Chronicle

 

Survey of Recent Literature

255

Volume VIII 

Part I – Papers from Ramat Rahel

 

Jacob Bazak, The Meaning of the Term "Justice and Righteousness" in the Bible

5

Bernard S. Jackson, Jewish Law or Jewish Laws

15

Alan Yuter, Is Halakhah Really Law?

35

H. Joel Laks, Three Proposals Regarding the Relationship of Law and Morality in the Halakhah

53

Dennis Kurzon, Iconic Syntax in Rabbinical Codes

71

Stephen M. Passamaneck, Man Proposes Heaven Disposes

85

Lionel Kochan, Towards a Rabbinic Theory of Idolatry

99

Berachyahu Lifshitz, The Doctrine of Res Judaica

127

Eberhard Klingenberg, Judgment and Settlement in Court in Jewish and Comparative Legal History

135

Jean Jofen, The Jewish Law of Usury as Seen in Elizabethan Literature

147

Ya'akov Meron, Practical Application of the Foundations of Law Act

159

 

 

Part II – Chronicle

 

Varia Americana (Martin Edelman) 

 

Entangling Alliances: The Agunah Problem in the Light of Avitzur v. Avitzur 

193

Goldman v. Weinberger: Yarmulkes, The Supreme Court and the Free Exercise of Religion

210


Jews and Sunday Trading in Britain: The Private Control of Public Legislation (Geoffrey Alderman)

 

Public Legislation (Geoffrey Alderman)

221

Stunning before Slaughter in the EEC (G.M Golding)

238


Jewish Law in the State of Israel (D.B Sinclair) 

 

Good Faith in Administrative Decisions 

239

Legal Formalism and Individual Justice 

242

Social Legislation in the Federal Republic of Germany (Eberhard Klingenberg)

245

Towards Halakhic Unity?: The Bricto Proposals

247

Halakha with Humility (Sidney Brichto)

253

Comment on the Brichto Proposals (Louis Jacobs)

253

Halakha 0 Developmental and Pluralistic (Moshe Zemer)

259

Comments on Rabbi Dr. Brichto and Rabbi Dr. Jacobs (B. Berkovits)

269

A Response to the Recent Proposal of Rabbi Dr. Sidney Brichto (David Novak)

289

 

Volume IX 

Part I – Criminal Law: Husband and Wife

 

S.M, Passamaneck, Aspects of Physical Violence Against Persons in Karo's Shulhan Arukh

5

Peretz Segal, Postbiblical Jewish Criminal Law and Theology

107

Aaron Kirchenbaum, The Role of Punishment in Jewish Criminal Law: A Chapter in Rabbinic Penological Thought

123

Mordechai Frishtik, Physical and Sexual Violence by Husbands as a Reason for Imposing a Divorce in Jewish Law

145

Samuel Morell, Profile of a Jurist: Joseph Ibn Lev's rulings Regarding Agunot

171

Russell K. Ryan, And Then There Was One: An Analysis and Comparison of Polygamy Among Jews and Mormons

205

 

 

Part II – Chronicle

 

Contemporary Halakha (J. David Bleich)

 

Checks

235


Jewish Law in the State of Israel (D.B. Sinclair)

 

Custody and the Role of Women in Their Children's Education 

251

Brain Death 

257

Conscientious Objection 

262

Registration of a Convert 

265

 

 

Part III

 

Survey of Recent Literature

271

 

Volume X

Part I – Parent and Child

 

D.B. Sinclair, Introduction

3

Joseph Flieshman, Offences Against Parents Punishable by Death: Towards a Socio-Legal Interpretation of Ex. 21:15

17

Alfredo Mordechai Rabello, Herod's Domestic Court? The Judgment of Death for Herod's Sons

39

Shlomo Nahmias, The Law and the Relationship between Parents and Children

57

Mordechai Frishtik, Physical Violence by Parents Against Their Children in Jewish History and Jewish Law

79

Moshe Zemer, Purifying Mamzerim

99

Eliav Shochetman, On the Nature of the Rules Governing Custody of Children in Jewish Law

115

Pinhas Shifman, The Welfare of the Child and Religious Considerations

159

Elimelech Westreich, A Father's Obligation to Maintain His Children in Talmudic Law

177

Ya'akov Meron, Parents and Children under Moslem Law

213

Antoine Garapon, From a Debate on Family Law to a Debate on Children's Rights

235

 

 

Part II – Chronicle

 

Martin Edelman, Limits Without Walls: Constricting Religious Freedom in the United States

247

D.B Sinclair, Jewish Law in the State of Israel  

Messianic Jews and the Law of Return

259

Celebration and Registration of Marriages by Reform Rabbis

263

Defining Conversion to Judaism

267

 

 

Part III

 

Survey of Recent Literature

273

 

Volume XI

Part I

 

Stephen M. Passamaneck, The Rabbinic Law on Entry and Seizure

3

G.J Blidstein, Mine and Thine: the Problem of Priority in Civil Law ("Hashavat Avedah")

37

Yair Zakovitch, Ancient Variants and Interpretations of Some Laws of the Book of the Covenant as Reflected in Early Prophets' Narratives 

57

Hillel Gamoran, Credit Transactions in Geonic Times in the Light of the Law Against Usury

63

Arthur Gross Shaefer, Contractual Intent: Is the Reasonable Person Standard Sufficient?

85

Mordechai Biser, Can an Observant Jew Practice Law? A Look at Some Halakhic Problems

101

Bernard S. Jackson, On the Nature of Analogical Argument in Early Jewish Law

137

 

 

Part II – Chronicle

 

Moshe Ish-Horowicz, The Case of Mrs. Paula Cohen and her Children

171

Debra Morris, The Jewish Will in English Law

195

Martin Edelman, Grumet v. Board of Education of Kiryas Joel: Towards a Lemon-aid Theory of the First Amendment's Religious Clauses

207


Daniel B. Sinclair, Jewish Law in the State of Israel

 

Appointment of Women to Religious Councils

221

Compromise Agreements

226

Judicial Bias

230

Pre-Trial Custody

232

Protection of Privacy

233

Consent to Medical Procedures

237

Prisoner's Right to Marital Relations

241

 

 

Part III

 

Book Review

251

Survey of Recent Literature

269

 

Volume XII

Part I – Medico-Legal Issues

 

David Shatz, Concepts of Autonomy in Jewish Medical Ethics

3

Elimelech Westreich, Medicine and Jewish Law in the Rabbinical Courts of Israel: Matters of Infertility

45

Elliot N. Dorff, Jewish Law and Lore: The Case of Organ Transplantation

65

Fred Rosner and Jacob Widroff, Physicians' Fees in Jewish Law

115

Pinhas Shifman, New Reproductive Technologies and Jewish Law

127

Avraham Steinberg, Informed Consent: Ethical and Halakhic Considerations

137

Yehoshua Ben Meir, Legal Parenthood and Genetic Parenthood in Jewish Law

153

Joop Al, Comparative Observations on Some Current Medico-Legal Issues in Dutch Law

167

Danuta Mendelson, The Concept of Medical Confidentiality in Australian and Jewish Law

217

 

 

Part II – Chronicle

 

Daniel B. Sinclair, Jewish Law in the State of Israel 

253

Martin Edelman, Answering to a higher Authority: Kashrut and American Constitutional Law

267

 

 

Part III

 

Survey of Recent Literature

285

 

Volume XIII

 Part I

 

Hanina Ben-Menahem, Maimonides' Fourteen Roots: Logical Structure and Conceptual Analysis

3

Michael J. Broyde and Michael Hecht, The Gentile and Returning Lost Property According to Jewish Law: A Theory of Reciprocity 

31

Joseph Fleishman, Does the Law of Exodus 21:7-11 Permit a Father to Sell His Daughter to Be a Slave?

47

David Golinkin, A Bibliography of the Writings of Professor Boaz Cohen

65

Irwin H. Haut, Kad and Havit 

87

Maidi S. Katz, z"l, The Married Woman and her Expense Account: A Study of the Marries Woman's Ownership and Use of Marital Property in Jewish Law 

101

Berachyahu Lifshitz, Kad and Havit – More on the Role of the Stam

143

Avi Sagi, Natural Law and Halakha – A Critical Analysis

149

Dov Schwartz, Rabbi David Cohen, the Nazir, on Halakhic Exegesis 

197

Ronnie Warburg, A Comparative Analysis of a Wife's Capacity to Pledge Her Husband's Credit for Domestic Necessities in Anglo-American Law and Jewish Law 

213

 

 

Part II – Chronicle

 

Martin Edelman and Christopher McMahon, Lemon Peels: The Unraveling of a Constitutional Law Doctrine

241

 

 

Part III

 

Survey of Recent Literature

285

Style Sheet

287

Volume XIV 

Part I

 

Hanina Ben Menahem, Doubt, Choice and Conviction: A Comparison of the Kim Li Doctrine and Probablism 

3

Yitzchok A. Breitowitz, Halakhic Alternatives in IVF-Pregnancies: A Survey

29

Irwin H. Haut, z"l, Recovery for Fright, Shock and Emotional Distress under Jewish Law and Some Comparisons to the Common Law 

121

David Henshke, Agency and Divorce Proceedings: On the Legal Methodology of Maimonides' Mishne Torah

163

Ephraim Nissan, Review Article: Some Recent Work on Logic, Mathematics and Halakha 

259

Mair Raffeld, The Controversies of the Sages of Poland in the Sixteenth Century: A Chapter in the History of Jewish Law, Its General Rules and Methods of Decision-Making 

271

Bernard Septimus, Kings, Coinage and Constitutionalism: Notes on a Responsum of Nahmanides

295

Michael Wygoda, On the Relationship Between the Capacity to Perform a Legal Task and the Capacity to Appoint an Agent to Perform

315

 

 

Part II – Chronicle

 

Martin Edelman, "Something there is that doesn't Love a Wall"

353

Daniel B. Sinclair, Jewish Law in Israel and Around the World

367

The Validity of a gift made with the intention that it take effect only upon the donor's death

 

Does Showing films featuring Orthodox Jews on Shabat infringe their Basic Rights?

 

When one Life Overrides Another: Seperating Conjoined Twins in English and Jewish Law

 

 

 

Part III

 

Survey of Recent Literature

389

Style Sheet

403

Volume XV 

Part I

 

Jonathan Blass, Halakhic Altruism: A Critique of H. Dagan's "The Law of Unjust Enrichment: Between Judaism and Liberalism"

3

Shimon Ettinger, Can a Witness Serve as Judge?

13

Irwin H. Haut, z"l, Unjust Enrichment Revisited

41

Yehiel S. Kaplan, Enforcement of Divorce Judgments by Imprisonment: Principles of Jewish Law

57

Steven H. Resnicoff, Ends and Means in Jewish Law: Lying to Achieve Financial Justice 

147

Yosef Tobi, Caro's Shulhan Arukh versus Maimonides' Mishne Torah in Yemen

189

 

 

Part II – Chronicle

 

Martin Edelman, The Eruv Wars

219

Daniel B. Sinclair, Jewish Law in the State of Israel

229

Treatment of the Terminally Ill

 

Jewish Heritage as a Source of Natural Law in Israeli Jurisprudence

 

 

 

Part III

 

Survey of recent Literature

245

Style Sheet

273

Volume XVI

Part I

 

Judah Galinsky, Ashkenazim in Sefard: The Rosh and the Tur on the Codification of Jewish Law

3

Ron S. Kleinman, Early Interpretations of the Bible and Talmud as a Reflection of Medieval Legal Realia

25

Yechezkel Lichtenshtein, Suicide as an Act of Atonement in Jewish Law

51

David Malkiel, The Burden of the Past in the Eighteenth Century: Authority, custom and Innovation in the Pahad Yitzhak 

93

 

 

Part II – Conference Papers

 

Hanina Ben-Menahem, Some Introductory Remarks on Genesis Rabbah and the Law

135

Charles Donahue, Jr., Genesis in Western Canon Law

155

Timothy D. Lytton, Due Process and Legal Authority in the Garden of Eden: Jurisprudence in Aggadic Midrash

185

 

 

Part III – Chronicle

 

Martin Edelman, A Tale of Two Cultures: Conspicuous Religious Symbols in the Public Schools of France and the United States

205

Daniel B. Sinclair, Jewish Law in the State of Israel

221

A Rabbinical Court Decision Regarding a Dispute Over the Fate of Pre-Embryos

 

Kofin al Midat Sdom: Abuse of rights in Jewish Law

 

A Definite Rabbinical Court Decision on the Status of Civil Marriage 

 

 

 

Part IV

 

Survey of Recent Literature

245

Style Sheet

253

Volume XVII 

Part I

 

Neria Guttel, It is Indeed in Heaven: The Uniqueness of the Laws of the Temple in the Halakhic Doctrine of Rabbi A.I Kook

3

David Henshke, The Number of Judges in Ancient Israel

27

Leib Moscovitz, "The Actions of a Minor are a Nullity"? Some Observations on the Legal Capacity of Minors in Rabbinic Law

63

Avinoam Rosenak, Prophecy and Halakha: Dialectic in the Meta-Halakhic Thought of Rabbi A.I Kook

121

Haim Shapira, The Schools of Hillel and Shamai

159

Yuval Sinai, Judicial Authority in Fraudulent-Claim Cases

209

Ronnie Warburg, Breach of a Promise to Marry

267

 

 

Part II

 

Daniel B. Sinclair, Jewish Law in the State of Israel

285

The Constutional Validity of the Sabath Observance Law

285

Terminally Ill Patient Law, 5766-2005

292

 

 

Part III

 

Book Reviews of Aviad Hacohen, The Tears of the Oppressed, An Examination of the Agunah Problem: Background and Halakhic Sources

303

Bernard S. Jackson

303

Avishalom Westreich

306

Style Sheet

317

Volume XVI 

Part I

 

Shimon Ettinger, The Prohibition Against Consulting Two Authorities and the Nature of Halakhic Truth

3

Yehiel Kaplan, The Changing Profile of the Parent-Child Relationship in Jewish Law

21

Amihai Radzyner, Jewish Law in London: Between Two Societies

81

Benjamin Shmueli, Corporal Punishment of Children in Jewish Law

137

Ronal Warburg, Recovery for Infliction of Emotional Distress: Toward Relief for the Agunah

213

Michael Wygoda, The Agent who Breaches his Principal's Trust

265

Style Sheet

319

Volume XIX

 

Part I – English Section
Elisha Ancselovits, The Prosbul – A Legal Fiction? 3
Hanina Ben-Menahem, Shame Punishment in Jewish Legal Culture: Some Preliminary Observations 17
Dov I. Frimer, Refusal to Give a get: Tort Damages and the Recalcitrant Spouse in Contemporary Jewish Law 39
Bernard S. Jackson, Ruth's Conversion: Then and Now 53
Alfredo Mordechai Rabello, The End of Life in Jewish Law 63
Nahum Rakover, Man as a Synthesis of Body and Spirit: A Jewish Perspective 83
Chaim N. Saiman, Framing Jewish Law for the contemporary Law School 89
Daniel B. Sinclair, Normative Transparency in Jewish Law: Maimonides, R. Moses Sofer and R. Abraham Isaac Kook 119
Ronnie Warburg, The Tort of Negligent Misrepresentation in Investment Planning: A Comparative Analysis 141
Shai Wozner, On Conduct Rules and Decision Rules in Jewish Law 165

 

 

Part II – Hebrew Section
Berachyahu Lifshitz, Promises in Talmudic Law and Persian Law 183
Yuval Sinai, Maimonides on the "Two Witnesses" Requirement 207
Elimelech Westreich, The Official Rabbinical Court of Jerusalem (1841-1921), its Composition and Status 235
Style Sheet 263
   

Volume XX

Yitshak COHEN, Midrashic Exegesis and Legal Creativity in the Meshekh Hokhma1
Israel Zvi GILAT , Exegetical Creativity in Interpreting the Biblical Laws on Capital Offenses41
Amihai RADZYNER, Problematic Halakhic 'Creativity' in Israeli Rabbinical Court Rulings103
Arye SCHREIBER, Privacy in Jewish Law: A Historical and Conceptual Analysis179
Shalom C. SPIRA and Mark A. WAINBERG, HIV Vaccine Triage: Halakhic Considerations235
Ronnie WARBURG, Contractual Consequences of Cohabitation in American Law and Jewish Law279
Book Review: Steven F. FRIEDELL, Yuval Sinai, Application of Jewish Law in the Israeli Courts (Hebrew)339
Style Sheet347

 

Volume XXI

  • Hanina Ben-Menahem: Free Will and Coercion in the Talmud: A Preliminary Taxonomy
  • Itzhak Brand: On suspicion: Justice, Ethics, and Society – between Rationalism and Pietism
  • Warren Zev Harvey: Albo on Repentance and Coercion
  • Yishai Kiel: Noahide Law and the Inclusiveness of Sexual Ethics: Between Roman Palestine and Sasanian Babylonia
  • Itay Lipschits and Mordechai E. Schwarz: Aggregation of Estimates when Decision by Majority is not Possible
  • Aaron Orenstein: "We Do Not Assess in the Case of Thief, nor that of the Robber, but [We Assess] in the Case of Damage"

Book Review

Ilan Fuchs: Yitzhak Cohen, The ‘Or Sameah’ – Halakhan and Jewish Law: R. Meir Simcha Hakohen's Writings on Maimonides' Code

 

 
  
  
  
  
  

 

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