Rendering Unto Caesar The Things Which Are Caesar’s

Here are several lectures I have recorded (with accompanying notes) and several articles I have published on the principle of Dina De’Malchusa Dina and related topics, available, as always, from the Internet Archive. [Note that there is considerable, but certainly not total, overlap between the various listed items]:

Update: An analysis of the technical legitimacy of the Egyptian oppression of the Children of Israel under the principle of Dina De’Malchusa Dina (posted here).

Our Complete Torah vs. Their Idle Chatter – Influences Of Secular Law and Politics On the Halachah

I gave a lecture with this title earlier today; audio and source sheets, in various file formats, are available at the Internet Archive.

Many of the sources that I discuss have been previously discussed on the blog (here, here, here and here) but there is also novel material. Of particular interest are a couple of responsa on rent control that approach the question from very different perspectives: Rav Dovid Menahem Manis of Tarnipol’s skepticism is a model of economic conservatism / libertarianism, and he refers scathingly to the law in question as being the product of

איזו נבחרים חפשיים שיש בהם דיעות ושיטות הקאמוניסטען וסאציאליסטען. ללחוץ את העשירים ולקחת ממונם שכל אלו השיטות הם נגד דעת תורה.

while Rav Yosef Eliyahu Henkin, on the other hand, is quite favorably disposed toward such legislation. His remarkable analysis of the specific question, as well as the broader issue of דינא דמלכותא דינא, has not received the attention that it deserves.