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2 The Israel Matz Institute for Jewish Law was established in 1963 by Prof. Menachem Elon, who was later appointed as deputy to the President of the Supreme Court of Israel.

3 The institute is located on Mount Scopus, in one of the original buildings of the Hebrew University, built in 1925.

4 The institute is dedicated to promoting the research and teaching of Jewish (Halakhic) law. Special emphasis is given to making Jewish law challenging and relevant to modern legal discourse, in Israel and abroad.

5 Among its scholars the prominent Jewish law researchers of the past decades: Prof. Shmuel Shilo Prof. Mordechai Rabello Prof. Gideon Libson Prof. Hanina Ben–Menahem Prof. (Justice) Izhak Englard Prof. Eliav Shochetman Prof. Berachyahu Lifshitz

6 The Institute for Jewish Law is part of the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which is the flagship of judicial education and research in Israel. The Institute for Jewish Law is part of the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which is the flagship of judicial education and research in Israel. Among the faculty alumni are nearly every Justice in Israels Supreme Court, past and present, as well as the heads of the judicial system in Israel. This gives special importance to the ascription of the Institute for Jewish Law to the Faculty of Law, and being the leading academic institution in the world to the research of Jewish law. The Institute for Jewish Law is part of the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which is the flagship of judicial education and research in Israel. Among the faculty alumni are nearly every Justice in Israels Supreme Court, past and present, as well as the heads of the judicial system in Israel. This gives special importance to the ascription of the Institute for Jewish Law to the Faculty of Law, as being the leading academic institution in the world to the research of Jewish law.

7 1.Training a generation of first-rate scholars, now occupying key positions in Jewish Law research and teaching at universities all over Israel. 2.Many leading publications in Jewish law. 3.Publishing 25 volumes of The Hebrew Annual of Jewish Law: Shenaton haMishpat haIvri. The Institutes main achievements

8 The Institutes main achievements (Contd) 4.Established library with a unique, rich and varied collection of volumes in all areas of Jewish Law. 5.Organizing international academic conferences and seminars, and enhancing international cooperation and exchange programs.

9 The Institutes Current activities: 1.Instruction of courses of Jewish law at the Faculty of law. 2.Collaboration with The Sacher Institute for Legislative Research and Comparative Law, in order to promote the publication of research books in Jewish law. 3.Continuation of publishing volumes of The Hebrew Annual of Jewish Law: Shenaton haMishpat haIvri. 4.English Publication of the Jewish Law Annual.

10 The Institutes Current activities (contd): 5.Organizing Jewish Law and Jurisprudence (Israel, 2010) and Jewish Law and Criminal Law (Israel, 2011) conferences. 6.Jewish Law Workshop, held its sixth year. 7.Ongoing collaboration of researchers.

11 Establish a Center for Advanced Studies in Jewish Law Future Goals

12 The Center for Advanced Studies in Jewish Law will significantly leverage the position of Jewish law with regard to the legal discourse in Israel, including the following activities: Develop a master degree program in Jewish law. Establish a framework for writing doctoral dissertations in Jewish Law Develop and implement international conferences for leading scholars in Israel and abroad. Continue research collaboration between Jewish law scholars and researchers in other legal fields. Host foreign researchers and create a framework for post-doctoral students. Establish scholarships for advanced studies abroad.

13 The Institute for Jewish Law Graduate Student Scholarships Courses Development International Conferences Exchange Programs Library Research Collaboration Fund Allocations

14 Contact Information Institute for Research of Jewish Law Law Faculty Hebrew university Jerusalem Mount Scopus Phone no. : Fax:


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