Scholarly Publications

One of the goals of the Jewish Law Institute is to promote and facilitate scholarly publications that explore the relevance of the Jewish legal tradition to American law and contemporary jurisprudence.

On October 10, 2011, Professor Sanford Levinson delivered the inaugural lecture of the Jewish Law Institute’s Distinguished Lecture Series at Touro Law Center.  An article based on this lecture appeared in Volume 29 Issue 2 of the Touro Law Review, along with responses by a number of prominent scholars:

Divided Loyalties: The Problem of “Dual Sovereignty” and Constitutional Faith
Sanford Levinson

Navigating the Space Between Dueling Sovereigns
Miriam Galston

Dual Sovereignty in Traditional Judaism and Liberal Democracy
William A. Galston

Israel’s Constitutional Tragedy
Menachem Lorberbaum

Some Thoughts on Sanford Levinson’s “Divided Loyalties: The Problem of ‘Dual Sovereignty’ and Constitutional Faith”

David Novak
On May 2-4, 2012, the Jewish Law Institute took a leading role in organizing the biennial Conference of Religiously Affiliated Law Schools, hosted at Touro Law Center. One of the speakers at the Conference, the Honorable Alvin K. Hellerstein, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, spoke about "The Influence of a Jewish Education and Jewish Values on a Jewish Judge." An article based on Judge Hellerstein's remarks appeared in Volume 29 Issue 3 of the Touro Law Review.
For the scholarly publications of Samuel J. Levine, Professor of Law and Director of the Jewish Law Institute,visit SSRN or Selected Works.