Jews and Modern Legal Culture

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This fellowship year turns its attention to the study of law between the 18th and 21st centuries, an age of transition from a world of empires to the modern age of the nation-state and international law. The program aims to encourage new research in the study of Jews and the law across disciplinary perspectives, a focus that includes Jewish law as it has developed in modern contexts as well as the role of Jews within other legal cultures.

A book of essays featuring research from the year is currently being edited by Yonatan Brafman, Thomas Prendergast, and Nomi Stolzenberg.