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  • Das Jüdische Eherechtby Walter Homolka

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 105.00

    This book gives a concise introduction into Jewish Law as a whole and its development within the different denominations of Judaism. It offers an overview of betrothal, engagement and marriage, gives details of the wedding ceremony, marriage restrictions and marital contracts as well as rules for divorce and re-marriage. Since the State of Israel does... more...

  • Levirate Marriage and the Family in Ancient Judaismby Dvora E. Weisberg

    Brandeis University Press 2009; US$ 34.99

    Provocative exploration of levirate marriage in ancient Judaism that sheds new light on the Jewish family in antiquity and the rabbinic reworking of earlier Israelite law more...

  • Enforced Marginalityby Bluma Goldstein

    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...

  • Law, Politics, and Morality in Judaismby Michael Walzer

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 28.95

    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...

  • Covenantal Rightsby David Novak

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 25.95

    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... more...

  • Women and Jewish Lawby Rachel Biale

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95

    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...

  • Economic Morality and Jewish Lawby Aaron Levine

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 64.99

    Economic Morality and Jewish Law compares the way in which welfare economics and Jewish law determine the propriety of an economic action, whether by a private citizen or the government. Espousing what philosophers would call a consequentialist ethical system, welfare economics evaluates the worthiness of an economic action based on whether the action... more...

  • Windows onto Jewish Legal Cultureby Hanina Ben-Menahem; Arye Edrei; Neil S. Hecht

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 260.00

    This book opens windows onto various aspects of Jewish legal culture. Rather than taking a structural approach, and attempting to circumscribe and define ?every? element of Jewish law, Windows onto Jewish Legal Culture takes a dynamic and holistic approach, describing diverse manifestations of Jewish legal culture, and its general mind-set, without... more...

  • Disability in Jewish Lawby Tzvi C. Marx

    Taylor and Francis 2003; 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...

  • Abortion in Judaismby Daniel Schiff

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 39.00

    A unique Jewish legal history of abortion from earliest biblical references to the present day. more...