Topics covered include: spousal withholding of conjugal relations; halakhic understandings of the parent–child relationship; corporal punishment of children; the prohibition against seeking a second ruling after something has been declared forbidden; the agent who carries out his mandate for his own benefit, not the principal’s; mid-twentieth century London organizations for the advancement of Jewish law.
Table of Contents
1. The Prohibition against Consulting Two Authorities and the Nature of Halakhic Truth, Shimshon Ettinger 2. The Changing Profile of the Parent-Child Relationship in Jewish law, Yehiel Kaplan 3. Jewish Law in London: between Two Societies, Amihai Radzyner 4. Corporal Punishment of Children in Jewish Law: a Comparative Study, Benjamin Shmueli 5. Recovery for Infliction of Emotional Distress: toward Relief for the Agunah, Ronnie Warburg 6. The Agent who Breaches his Principal’s Trust, Michael Wygoda
Berachyahu Lifshitzis Professor of Comparative law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Faculty of Law.