A diverse collection of scholarly articles on a variety of topics related to Jewish law. Among the ten articles are two different analyses of the married woman's rights with respect to use of marital property; a study of the principles used by Maimonides in enumerating the precepts; two articles on the question of whether halakhic inferences can be drawn from the interchangeable use of synonymous terms in the Talmud; and a bibliography of the writings of the Boaz Cohen. The chronicle section contains a study of developments pertaining to the litigation surrounding the Kiryas Joel school district and the separation of church and state. The last section of the volume surveys recent literature on biblical and Jewish law.
The Jewish Law Annual provides English-speaking readers with scholarly articles presenting jurisprudential, historical, textual, and comparative analysis of issues in Jewish law. Diverse in scope and focus, the articles reflect familiarity with both the rabbinical literature in its source languages, and contemporary epistemologies, methodologies, and worldviews.