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Halacha and Law  

B. S. Jackson, B. Lifshitz, Alyssa M. Gray, and Daniel B. Sinclair

Print publication date:
Dec 2004
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Sep 2009
The academic study of ‘halacha’, like its traditional study in the yeshiva, is far broader than the study of ‘Jewish law’. The halacha, in both its scope and concerns, goes well beyond the ... More

Human Rights Law  

David H. Jones

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Nov 2010
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Jan 2011
This article assesses the aftereffects of the Holocaust on human rights law. Addressing the so-called ‘promise of Nuremberg’, which began in 1945 with the Charter of the International ... More

Jewish Political Ethics in America  

Jill Jacobs

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Dec 2012
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Jan 2013
This chapter examines Jewish political ethics as it has emerged in the American setting. Unlike virtually all the places where Jews have lived throughout history, American Jews are ... More

Jewish Political Ethics in Israel  

Reuven Hammer

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Dec 2012
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Jan 2013
This chapter addresses the following questions: Who is a Jew to qualify for immediate citizenship under Israel's Law of Return? Who may be married or buried as a Jew? How can Israel be both ... More

Judaism  

Ronit Irshai

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Nov 2014
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May 2015
This article examines the hitherto unquestioned consensus in Judaic studies that Judaism embraces a positive attitude towards sexuality. Grounded in the new scholarly trends of cultural and ... More

Judaism and Criminal Justice  

Laurie L. Levenson

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Dec 2012
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Jan 2013
This chapter explores Jewish criminal justice, first discussing the rationales that make punishment moral and not just an exercise of sovereign power. It then addresses capital punishment, ... More

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