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Boundaries of Loyalty: Testimony against Fellow Jews in by Saul J. Berman

By Saul J. Berman

Talmudic laws prescribed penalty for a Jew to testify in a non-Jewish court docket, opposed to a fellow Jew, to profit a gentile - for breach of an obligation of loyalty to a fellow Jew. via shut textual research, Saul Berman explores how Jewish jurists spoke back whilst this advantage of loyalty conflicted with values similar to Justice, avoidance of desecration of God's identify, deterrence of crime, defence of self, security of Jewish group, and the obligation to stick to legislation of the Land. crucial for students and graduate scholars in Talmud, Jewish legislations and comparative legislation, this key quantity info the character of those loyalties as values in the Jewish criminal method, and the way the answer of those conflicts was once dealt with. Berman also explores why this factor has intensified in modern occasions and the way the similar zone of 'Mesirah' has wrongfully emerge as prominently linked to this legislations regulating testimony.

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