Issues 17:09 Harold Berman

Answering to a Higher Authority: The Life and Legacy of Harold J. Berman
Author: Matt Sieger

Harold J. Berman, who taught law at Harvard for 37 years and at Emory University for two decades, said that he, like all children, started studying the subject at a very young age. Belief in law comes from early childhood,” he said. “A child says, ‘It’s my toy.’ That’s property law. A child says, ‘You…

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The Law and the Tablets
Author: Matt Sieger

How do the interpreters of the law handle the Law these days? A recent case before the Supreme Court regarding free speech concerned a group named Summum, which wanted to post its Seven Aphorisms” alongside a Ten Commandments monument in a public park in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Summum Bonum Amen Ra, born Claude Nowell, said…

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In The Little Shtetl Of Vaysechvoos: The Missing Rabbi
Author: Susan Perlman

Settling a legal dispute in the shtetl of Vaysechvoos is no easy thing. After all, the czar had made sure that Jews were prohibited from the civil court system, and that was probably a good thing, since what kind of justice would a Jew find in the czar’s Russia? But disputes occurred, even in Vaysechvoos,…

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