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The Jewish Law Annual: Vol 11

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ISBN13: 9783718605835
ISBN: 371860583X
Published: March 1996
Publisher: Gordon and Breach
Format: Hardback
Price: £85.00

Part One illustrates the various approaches - philosophical, historical, linguistic, comparative and dogmatic - being applied to Jewish law by contemporary scholars. Part Two chronicles developments affecting both Jews and Jewish law in the United States, Israel and Europe.

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Part 1 The Rabbinic law on entry and seizure: mine and thine - the problem of priority in civil law (""hashavat aveda""); ancient variants and interpretations of some laws of the Book of the Covenant as reflected in early prophets' narratives; credit transactions in Geonic times in the light of the law against usury; contractual intent - is the reasonable person standard sufficient?; can an observant Jew practice law? a look at some Halakhic problems; on the nature of analogical argument in early Jewish law.
Part 2 Chronicle: the case of Mrs Paula Cohen and her children; the Jewish will in English law; ""Grumet v. Board of Education of Kiryas Joel"" - towards a ""lemonaid"" theory of the first amendment's religious clauses; Jewish law in the State of Israel.
Part 3 Book reviews: survey of recent literature.