Category Archives: comparative law

From Forensics To Philosophy

In preparation for a lecture I recently gave on halachic perspectives toward the determination of identity and paternity via forensic tissue examination, I reviewed Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg’s famous treatment of several agunah cases resulting from the Sep. 11 terrorist … Continue reading

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Collective Action and Cooperation, Child Custody, and Counterblows

Here are three pairs of lectures I recorded and articles I published, available, as always, from the Internet Archive: Collective action and freeridership Child custody [see our previous discussions of this topic here and here] Avenging crimes against Jews [see … Continue reading

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Blessing the Fashioner Of Man In the House Of the Fashioner Of Man

I recently read several responsa on the bitterly controversial nineteenth century question of holding weddings in synagogues, including one that is probably the most famous treatment of the subject, by Hasam Sofer, and another rather less well know pair, by … Continue reading

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