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contending parties. It may or may not have the status or prestige
o f a statement from the bench.
In conclusion, some data is called for concerning periodical lit­
erature. In Israel, where Jewish law is continuously evolving, nu­
merous periodicals are published on the subject. The
Israel Law
is published quarterly under the auspices o f the Faculty
o f Law at the Hebrew University. The Faculty o f Law at the Tel
Aviv University has two publications:
Tel Aviv University Studies in
and the
Israel Yearbook o f Human Rights.
These publications
deal not only with general matters but also with the develop­
ments o f law in Israel. A Hebrew annual published by the Faculty
o f Law at the Tel Aviv University,
Dine Yisrael,
has also an English
section. Likewise
Aspaklaria (Perspective)
(Jerusalem, Institute for
Science and Halacha) prints summaries in English. This annual
deals with application o f modern technology to the functioning
o f ritual law, e.g. the operation o f steel mills and alarm systems on
the Sabbath, and record-keeping in hospitals on the Sabbath.
TheJ ewish Law Annual
(Leiden, Brill, 1978-), published under
the auspices o f the International Association o f Jewish Lawyers
and Jurists and the Oxford Centre o f Postgraduate Hebrew
Studies, is so far the sole prestigious law periodical in the Dias­
pora. Each o f the heretofore published volumes, in symposium
form, deals with a designated theme: vol. 1— Mishneh Torah
codes; vol. 2— Codification and restatement; vol. 3— Unjust en­
richment; vol. 4 — Problems regarding Gittin. Bernard S.
Jackson, editor o f this annual, is also responsible for its supple­
ments entitled,
Modern Research in Jewish Law
(Leiden, Brill,
1980- ).