Thursday, January 27, 2011

New Blog: Ancient Traditions, New Conversations

Welcome to the blogosphere to Ancient Traditions, New Conversations, a new blog of the Center for Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization at Cardozo Law School.  According to Director of Research Bezalel Stern, the blog is envisioned "as a meeting place of sorts for generating discussions, sharing new ideas, and building intellectual community in the spheres of Jewish law and thought, legal theory, comparative legal studies, and contemporary questions, broadly conceived."
The blog is updated with new original content each Tuesday. In recent weeks Jessica Marglin, a PhD candidate in Princeton’s Near Eastern Studies department and a first year fellow at the Center for Jewish Law, has written a thought provoking review of Gideon Libson’s Jewish and Islamic Law: A Comparative Study of Custom during the Geonic Period. Previous blog entries have included a fascinating halakhic analysis of privacy on the Internet by Aryeh Amihay, a PhD candidate in Princeton's Religion department and a second year fellow at the CJL, and a well-reasoned review of Jeff McMahan's Killing in War by Shalom Carmy, co-chair of the Jewish Studies Department at Yeshiva College.

Over the coming weeks and months you can expect to see many other exciting essays and reviews on our site. Additionally, links to relevant content from throughout the web - along with brief commentary – are posted daily in a section entitled “Link Roundup.”
I am adding the blog to our blogroll, so that LHB readers can easily find it in the future. Welcome to Ancient Traditions, New Conversations!