Jewish Law Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 1074

Seminar exploring aspects of Jewish law that involve the relationship of human beings to one another and within the context of society. The seminar considers traditional texts, including the Tanakh and the Talmud, and canons of interpretation (legal hermeneutics). Specific topics include criminal law (capital punishment), family law (get or bill of divorce), estate planning (inter vivos and testamentary gifts), debtor-creditor law (prohibition against interest and sabbatical year), humane laws and duties (duty to rescue), and constitutional issues regarding application of Jewish law in the United States.