Research

Jewish Legal Studies

Project Description

An analysis of the contributions of historical and contemporary Jewish law, theology, and ethics to modern issues of marriage and family, liberty and rights.

Sponsors

Steinhardt Foundation, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Inc.

Directors

Project Publications

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"The Danger of a Genocidal and Nuclear Iran: The Responsility to Prevent,"March 16, 2009 Irwin Cotler, Canadian Parliamentarian and former Minister of Justice
"The Future of Jewish Law and Legal Studies,"October 26, 2007 Elliot N. Dorff, Sol and Anne Dorff Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, University of Judaism, Los Angeles
"Maimonides: Science Generates Faith,"September 18, 2006 Michael S. Berger, David R. Blumenthal
Muslim dan Keadilan Global, IMR Press, 2013 Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im
"Religious Liberty in the State of Israel," Emory International Law Review, Vol. 21 (2007): 239-276 Natan Lerner
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In Their Own Words

"For me, as a scholar working on the history of sexual ethics, the real question wasn't "What happened then?" but "How does what happened then influence what happens now?" John Witte's invitation to join his project on sex, marriage, and family created the perfect moment for me, because I was ready to enter a much broader conversation about contemporary debates -- legal, political, sociological, medical -- and to connect with what other scholars were doing."

–Mark D. Jordan