History, Sources, Principles, 4 vols. By Menachem Elon Translated by: Bernard Auerbach (2500 Pages)Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
Now, for the first time, Jewish Law: History, Sources, Principles the "magnum opus" of Justice Menachem Elon, Deputy President of the Supreme Court of Israel is available in a superb English translation. Justice Menachem Elon's Ha-Mishpat Ha-Ivri first appeared in Hebrew in 1973. It was hailed as "a work of genius" by Haim H. Cohn, former Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel. It earned for its author the prestigious Israel Prize; over the past two decades, rabbis, legal scholars, and critics worldwide have praised the work's richness, depth, and extraordinary insights. Revised twice and updated for this translation, Justice Elon's text surveys the panorama of Jewish law from Biblical times to the contemporary State of Israel. The result is the most definitive record to date of a unique legal system that integrates criminal, civil, and religious law to form a unified whole of unprecedented range.