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Burden of Proof in Property Law
When two parties claim rights to the same properties, what is the burden of proof required? Rabbi Shanowitz presents the Talmudic law followed by Justice Fraiberg who presents the secular approach.
An “ish tov”—good man
My father gave me a huge hug and kiss like only he could, and then we walked out to the parking lot. As he began driving, my father told me how proud he was of me for playing so well. What he said next taught me a life lesson that I have never forgotten ....
American Judicial Opinions and Talmudic Citations
A survey of judicial citations to Jewish and Talmudic law in several complex and controversial areas of American law. A careful analysis of these judicial opinions explores the accuracy and relevance of these citations, and their application to the legal ...
Vigorous Counsel or Suborning Perjury
One of the most troubling "grey areas" in the practice of law is the question of where a lawyer’s advice crosses the line from helping the client make a good case into providing a recipe for perjury. How is this issue dealt with in the American and in Jud...
Halachah and the limits of rationality
Professor Rabbi Ozer Glickman of Yeshiva University posits a “legal theory” of Torah law that compares and contrasts the ideas of morality, legality, rationality and obligation.
A Jewish Perspective on American Ethics Codes
A legal scholar makes the argument that current American ethical codes actually contribute to a lack of ethics in the legal profession. He then offers the Jewish system of Talmudic ethics as a model for improvement.
Educator, rabbi and judge speaks to Chabad.org in a wide-ranging interview
Fifty-eight-year-old Rabbi Justice Marcus Solomon is a graduate of Chabad-Lubavitch yeshivahs in Australia, Israel and America. He was ordained as a rabbi before going on to study law in his native Australia. In 1987, he and his wife, Linda, married in Pe...
An Essay on Parshat Mishpatim
The contraction that manifests itself in Parshat Mishpatim exists in the nature of the world as well. In our lives, the most profound and uplifting things are found precisely in the mundane details of the daily routine.
I admit, not only do I sometimes drive slightly over the speed limit, I also jaywalk in the streets of my quiet neighborhood.
The Talmud on Migo, Lesson 1
This Talmud class explores Talmudic principle of 'Migo', a reasoning often employed by the court to ascertain the veracity of a claim. We begin with a real case of litigation presented to the court, which by extension teach us legal principles for authent...
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