Monthly Archives: July 2007

Justifiable Homicide, Assault and Retaliation – Part I

Professor Eugene Volokh recently posted the following excerpt from Jeremy D. Weinstein, Adultery, Law, and the State: A History (1986): Some American states, either by statute or judicial decision, made it legal for a husband to kill an interloper caught … Continue reading

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The Halachic Implications of Ghosts

There is a common trope in Western folklore that the spirit of a murdered man may experience unrest, being possessed of the desire and even need for justice or vengeance against the murderer. From Hamlet: Ghost: Pity me not, but … Continue reading

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Benefit Derived From Another's Loss

This paper of mine has been accepted for publication in next year’s Nehorai. Nehorai generally comes out in Kislev, in conjunction with Beth Medrash Govoha’s annual dinner. In lieu of an abstract, here are the opening paragraphs: בדין זה נהנה … Continue reading

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