Authors Posts by Jesse Lempel

Jesse Lempel

Jesse Lempel is an attorney living in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his wife, Sarah, and daughter, Frances. His recent writing on Jewish law can be found in Tradition, and on American law in the Harvard Law Review and the Harvard Environmental Law Review Online.

Pidyon Shevuyim and the Pandemic

Jesse Lempel argues that the halakhic category of pidyon shevuyim might extend to prisoners held in unsafe conditions, safe as during the current pandemic.