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

"Happiness is both a perennial topic and a currently fashionable one, and the relation between some of the current trends in positive psychology and the traditions in philosophy and theology are as yet unclear, so this is an opportune time to take stock and to focus on the topic. What most intrigues me about the "Pursuit of Happiness" project is the way it brings scientists, humanities scholars, and theologians around the same table. The "dialects" that we use in our respective professional worlds are so diverse that our meetings sometimes feel like Babel, or chaos; and some members are a little troubled by that; but its an adventure. Moreover, the usual turf battles that go on within academic fields are completely irrelevant here, which is quite refreshing."

–Philip L. Reynolds