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Hebrew Law

A Secular Translation of Jewish Law

Lena Salaymeh

Pages 113 - 123

The author highlights three interrelated aspects of Jewish law: that it is a non-state legal tradition, it is neither secular nor religious, and its application within Israeli law results in a secular hybridization of Jewish law. That is, Hebrew law combines aspects of the Jewish tradition and secularism. Using historicist and critical approaches, the author explains that Hebrew law is the outcome of a specific history of Zionism and broad secular patterns.


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