Saul J. Berman's Boundaries of Loyalty: Testimony against Fellow Jews in PDF

By Saul J. Berman

ISBN-10: 1107090652

ISBN-13: 9781107090651

Talmudic laws prescribed penalty for a Jew to testify in a non-Jewish courtroom, opposed to a fellow Jew, to learn 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 comparable to Justice, avoidance of desecration of God's identify, deterrence of crime, defence of self, safeguard of Jewish neighborhood, and the obligation to stick to legislation of the Land. crucial for students and graduate scholars in Talmud, Jewish legislations and comparative legislations, this key quantity information the character of those loyalties as values in the Jewish criminal procedure, and the way the answer of those conflicts was once dealt with. Berman also explores why this factor has intensified in modern instances and the way the comparable quarter of 'Mesirah' has wrongfully emerge as prominently linked to this legislations regulating testimony.

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