Section Description Provided by Instructor
This course shall serve as an introduction to the history and literature of Jewish Law. The dynamic elements of the legal system will be investigated through the study of selected, illustrative topics from their earliest ancient legal roots, through medieval elaboration and codification, to contemporary judicial decisions.
The first few hours will be devoted to a survey of the legal and literary sources of Jewish Law based on the four volume work by Menachem Elon, Jewish Law, J.P.S., Phila., 1994.
No prior study of Jewish Law is required for this course.
M 4:20 –6:10 p.m.
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit