is the Director of the Jewish Law the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center at Touro Law, Touro College, New York, is a major emerging scholar in this field of comparative law, jurisprudence and legal theory. His primary areas of research and comparison are in ancient Talmudic and modern US Constitutional
Crossing the Boundaries of Law and Culture
Seán Patrick Donlan
2012. 7 The various legal orders, past and present, of the Mediterranean include the Anglo-British, canonical, continental, Islamic, Ottoman, Roman, socialist, and Talmudic traditions as well as various customary and trans-territorial legal traditions. This legal hybridity predates the establishment of
182 Adithya Krishna Chintapanti Review Article The Thought of Samuel J. Levine at the Intersection of the Talmudic and Constitutional Law 211 Jeffrey B. Meyers
Some of these essays, notably those on Jewish and Israeli Matters, were originally written in Hebrew and have been especially translated for this volume. All the materials have been updated since their original publication.
Essays in Honour of Michael Freeman
Edited by Alison Diduck, Noam Peleg and Helen Reece
philosophy and action. It is also testament to the broad range of vision of Professor Michael Freeman, in whose honour the volume was conceived.
The contributions are divided into categories which reflect his distinguished career and publications, over 85 books and countless articles, including pioneering work on children’s rights, domestic violence, religious law, jurisprudence, law and culture, family law and medicine, ethics and the law, as well as his enduring commitment to interdisciplinarity.
The volume begins with work on law in its philosophical, cultural or symbolic realm (Part I: Law and Stories: Culture, Religion and Philosophy), including its commitment to the normative ideal of ‘rights’ (Part II: Law and Rights), and then offfers work on law as coercive state action (Part III: Law and the Coercive State) and as regulator of personal relationships (Part IV: Law and Personal Living). It continues with reflections on the importance of globalisation, both of law and of ‘doing family’ in personal and public life (Part V: Law and International Living) before closing with two reflections on Michael Freeman’s body of work generally, including one from Michael himself (Part VI: Law and Michael Freeman).
almost completely. All that remains, more or less, is the Talmud, the great monument of Jewish law, which faute de mieux serves also as putative evidence for other Oriental laws. The Talmud is in agreement with the principle set down in MAL 30. Once be- trothal (érusin, qiddushin) has taken place, the
guide before them, they may also reckon according to (the number of) souls. And they are not to alter the custom of those who travel on caravans. This rule also appears as a baraitha in the Babylonian Talmud, Bava Qama 116b, and as a baraitha in the Palestinian Talmud, Bava Mezia, 6:lla. The baraithoth
TRACES OF RABBINICAL MARITIME LAW AND CUSTOM * by S. M. PASSAMANECK (Los Angeles) The story of civilization is associated with landsmen, and *) Several of the terms and proper names used below require some brief explan- ation. The basic source for rabbinical law is the Talmud (plural: Talmudim
spirit is one of competition vis-h-vis the Old Testament, as inter- preted in the Talmud ("the scribes and Pharisees"), an attitude of "holier than thou". The doctrine of una caro (based on Genesis 2.24) is invoked to impose a series of prohibitions on adfines, persons related to each other through