“Justice has not Been Done”: Officer Immunity and Accountability in Jewish Law (Part 2)

David Polsky meticulously explores officer immunity in Halakha and compares it with the American legal standard of qualified immunity.

“Justice has not Been Done”: Officer Immunity and Accountability in Jewish Law (Part 1)

David Polsky meticulously analyzes Halakhic sources on the use of force by officers of the law.

Refusing to Bury Family Members of a Get Refuser: A Dramatic Step With Longstanding...

Ari Elias-Bachrach examines the Israel Cheif Rabbi's recent decision not to bury the mother of a get-refuser.

Hebrew Bible or Old Testament? Evaluating the American Biblical Tradition

Did the Founding Fathers derive their biblical values from the Hebrew Bible, or just the Old Testament? Yisroel Ben-Porat reviews "Proclaim Liberty Throughout the Land."

Vaccines, Hysteria, and Rabbinic Responsibility: A Plea from the Trenches

Jeremy Brown comments on the history and necessity of vaccination in the Jewish community.

Why the Courts Got the Get-Torturer Case Right: Religious Liberty as Mutual Accommodation

Yishai Schwartz responds to Michael (Avi) Helfand on the matter of American law, religious liberties and get-torture.

Why Religious Liberty Can’t Justify Torture, Even When It’s for a Get

Avi Helfand on when law trumps religious liberty, and for good reason.

The Nature of Halakhic Civil Law

Chaim Saiman analyzes how the Torah's two introductions to the revelation at Sinai correspond to two perspectives on the nature of halakhic civil law.

Yeshivish Women Clergy: The Secular State and Changing Roles for Women in Ultra-Orthodoxy

Laura Shaw Frank contributes to the Lehrhaus Symposium on the recent OU statement regarding female clergy.

The Realities of Religious Accommodation in the Workplace: A Recent Case and a Cause...

Michael (Avi) Helfand offers an analysis of the legal battle between Susan Abeles’s and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA).