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- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 30.00
This book examines the way homicide was prosecuted and punished in the Bible and shows how justice reflects the religion and culture of the Bible. The book compares the law of the Bible to the law of the ancient Near East. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
How has a legal tradition determined by men affected the lives of women? What are the traditional Jewish views of marriage, divorce, sexuality, contraception, abortion? Women and Jewish Law gives contemporary readers access to the central texts of the Jewish religious tradition on issues of special concern to women. Combining a historical overview... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 1999; US$ 130.00
Recent discussion of biblical law sees it either as a response to socio-economic factors or as an intellectual tradition. In either case it is viewed as the product of elites that form an international community drawing on a common culture. This book takes that fundamental discussion a step further by proposing that 'law' is an inappropriate... more...
- University of California Press 2007; US$ 39.95
This illuminating study explores a central but neglected aspect of modern Jewish history: the problem of abandoned Jewish wives, or agunes ("chained wives")?women who under Jewish law could not obtain a divorce?and of the men who deserted them. Looking at seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Germany and then late nineteenth-century eastern Europe... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 200.00
In recent decades, record numbers of Jews are taking a newfound interest in their legal heritage - the Bible and the Talmud, the law codes and the rabbinical responsa literature. In the course of this encounter, they may be interested in how these sources relate to the issue of disability, and the degree to which halakhic attitudes to disability are... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 24.95
Covenantal Rights is a groundbreaking work of political theory: a comprehensive, philosophically sophisticated attempt to bring insights from the Jewish political tradition into current political and legal debates about rights and to bring rights discourse more fully into Jewish thought. David Novak pursues these aims by presenting a theory of rights... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 39.00
Abortion in Judaism presents a complete Jewish legal history of abortion from the earliest relevant biblical references through the end of the twentieth century. For the first time, almost every Jewish text relevant to the abortion issue is explored, providing important insights into the development of Jewish ethical principles. more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 27.95
Jewish legal and political thought developed in conditions of exile, where Jews had neither a state of their own nor citizenship in any other. What use, then, can this body of thought be today to Jews living in Israel or as emancipated citizens in secular democratic states? Can a culture of exile be adapted to help Jews find ways of being at home... more...