First Published in 1990. With the publication of this book, the author inaugurates a new series at the Institute of Jewish Law. In recent years there has been a growing interest in Jewish law in American law schools. In turn, this casts an obligation on those involved in Jewish law to make available in the English language publications which focus on contemporary issues and their analysis in traditional Jewish sources. Jewish Law in Context will attempt to do precisely this by presenting Jewish law in its own context as well as in the context of our milieu. This is Volume I.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 2 CASE REPORTS IN TALMUDIC LAW CHAPTER 3 TWO PROTOTYPE CASES OF EXTRA-LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS CHAPTER 4 TWO CONCEPTS OF JUDICIAL POWER: YERUSHALMI VERSUS BAVLI CHAPTER 5 OPPOSITION TO EXTRA-LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS CHAPTER 6 POWER-CONFERRING RULES ALLOWING JUDGES TO DEPART FROM THE GENERALLY ACCEPTED RULES CHAPTER 7 CONCLUSION
Hanina Ben-Menachem (Author) Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem