Law, Politics, and Morality in Judaism

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Contributors

DAVID BIALE teaches at the University of California, Davis, and formerly directed the Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union. He is the author of Gershom: Kabbalah and Counter-History, listed by the New York Times as one of the best books of 1979, Power and Powerlessness in Jewish History, for which he received a National Jewish Book Award, and Eros and the Jews: From Biblical Israel to Contemporary America, and editor of Cultures of the Jews: A New History. He is also a contributing editor to Tikkun Magazine.

ROBERT M. COVER was the Chancellor Kent professor of law and legal history at Yale Law School, and a committed social activist, until his untimely death in 1986 at the age of forty-two. His publications include Justice Accused: Antislavery and the Judicial Process, which received the Harvard Law School Ames Prize for significant books in law, The Structure of Procedure (with Owen Fiss), and Procedure (with Judith Resnik). His research also included important work in Jewish legal history.

MENACHEM FISCH is professor of history of the philosophy of science and chair of the Graduate School of Philosophy at Tel Aviv University. He is senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies, Jerusalem, and is president of the Israel Society for History and the Philosophy of Science. His published works include William Whewell, Philosopher of Science and Rational Rabbis: Science and Talmudic Culture as well as many journal articles on the history and philosophy of science, philosophy of language, and philosophical aspects of legal and theological rabbinic discourse.

GEOFFREY BRAHM LEVEY coordinates the Program in Jewish Studies at the University of New South Wales where he is also senior lecturer in politics and international relations. He is the editor (with Philip Mendes) of Jews and Australian Politics, the author of numerous articles in modern Jewish studies, and a contributor to Essential Papers on the Talmud, Encyclopedia of American Religion and Politics, National-Cultural Autonomy and Its Contemporary Critics, and the Oxford Companion to Australian Politics.

DAVID NOVAK is the J. Richard and Dorothy Shiff Professor of Jewish Studies at University College, University of Toronto. He is a founder of the Union for Traditional Judaism, vice president of the Institute on Religion and Public Life, and a fellow of the Academy for Jewish Philosophy, the Jewish Policy Center, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. His books include Natural Law in Judaism, Covenantal Rights, The Jewish Social Contract: An Essay in Political Theology, The Theology of Nahmanides, Jewish-Christian Dialogue, and Jewish Social Ethics.

AVIEZER RAVITZKY is the Saul Rosenblum Professor of Jewish Philosophy and chair of the Department of Jewish Thought at the Hebrew University of

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