Tag Archives: law

(SCOTUS) Guns, Abortion, Religion (Subverting the Public Sphere)

Our moment of madness in the United States of America lies in the sudden massive churn against liberal-social order after a long pre-meditated buildup going back decades. Of a whole piece are the more recent Trump attempted-coup on January 6 … Continue reading

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Abortion =/= Murder (Jewish Law)

While a firm line of medieval and early modern tradents and modern traditionalists rule that abortion is not permitted according to Jewish law, what we today call the right to abortion, even late term abortion, is, in fact, well grounded … Continue reading

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(James Loeffler) After Charlottesville: Antisemitism, Race, Law (Rudolph Lecture)

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The State of Israel Does Not Exist (Judaism)

If a state is defined as a sovereign territorial body, then, by the reckoning here by Zvi Bar’el in Haaretz, the State of Israel does not exist. Instead of being a state in which the rule of law applies throughout … Continue reading

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(Jewish Law) The Tikvah Fund = The Conservative U.S. Group Trying to Transform Israel’s Justice System

  This post is something by way of an epilogue. Back in the day, the Tikvah Fund and the people running its various organs and sister institutions in the United States (academic programs at Princeton and NYU, the Jewish Review … Continue reading

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(Against Submission) Alan Brill reviews/interviews Aaron Koller- Unbinding Isaac

With his flair for conceptualization and contextualization, Alan Brill reviews here Aaron Koller, Unbinding Isaac: The Significance of the Akedah for Modern Jewish Thought. Alongside a compelling interpretation of the actual text of the Binding of Isaac and including the … Continue reading

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Israel Annexation & International Law

Explaining the legal ins and outs of annexation (domestic and international) is this interview here with Pnina Sharvit Baruch, described as a 20-year veteran of the Israel Defense Forces’ International Law Department, the department’s head from 2003 to 2009, a … Continue reading

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(International Law Professors) Letter against Annexation of the West Bank

A letter addressed to Israeli government leadership by a long list of international law scholars against annexation of West Bank territories. Scroll down for the English. I’m also posting a PDF here [[H/t Nathaniel Berman]] 10.6.2020   לכבוד: חבר הכנסת … Continue reading

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Rabbi Nahum Rabinovitch on Philosophy of Halakhah

Liberal Orthodoxy —Alan Brill on Rabbi Nahum Rabinovitch on the Philosophy of Halakhah, ethics, Maimonides, religious pluralism, religion and state with references to and links to primary sources.

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Law/Annexation/Apartheid in Israel (Michael Sfard & Nathaniel Berman)

Against the view on the left that de jure, as opposed to de facto, annexation will only reveal the true mask of the regime and won’t make a difference in terms of direct legal-jurisdictional and social impacts on Palestinian lives … Continue reading

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