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Joseph E. David is an Associate Professor of Law at Sapir Academic College in Israel. His research focuses on Law and Religion, Legal History, Comparative Law, and Jurisprudence.
He is the author of The State Rabbinate: Election, Separation and Freedom of Expression (2000), The Family and the Political: On Belonging and Responsibility in a Liberal Society (2012), Toleration within Judaism (2013), Jurisprudence and Theology in Late Ancient and Medieval Jewish Thought (2014) and Kinship, Law and Politics: An Anatomy of Belonging (forthcoming). He edited The State of Israel: Between Judaism and Democracy (2000), Questioning Dignity: Human Dignity as Supreme Modern Value (2006), Nomos and Narrative for the Hebrew Reader (2012), The Gift of the Land and the Fate of the Canaanites in Jewish Thought (2014).
Joseph has held academic positions at the University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers University, New York University, The University of Oxford, the Hebrew University, The Interdisciplinary Centre Herzliya, The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology and The University of Yale (Yale Law School and the Program in Judaic Studies)

Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Joseph David - CV

Areas of Interest

  • Legal Theory
  • Legal History
  • Law and Religion
  • Comparative Jurisprudence
  • Political-Theology

Research

Joseph E. David is an Associate Professor of Law at Sapir Academic College in Israel. His research focuses on Law and Religion, Legal History, Comparative Law, and Jurisprudence.He is the author of The State Rabbinate: Election, Separation and Freedom of Expression (2000), The Family and the Political: On Belonging and Responsibility in a Liberal Society (2012), Toleration within Judaism (2013), Jurisprudence and Theology in Late Ancient and Medieval Jewish Thought (2014) and Kinship, Law and Politics: An Anatomy of Belonging (forthcoming). He edited The State of Israel: Between Judaism and Democracy (2000), Questioning Dignity: Human Dignity as Supreme Modern Value (2006), Nomos and Narrative for the Hebrew Reader (2012), The Gift of the Land and the Fate of the Canaanites in Jewish Thought (2014).Joseph has held academic positions at the University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers University, New York University, The University of Oxford, the Hebrew University, The Interdisciplinary Centre Herzliya, The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology and The University of Yale (Yale Law School and the Program in Judaic Studies)

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Publications

AUTHORED BOOKS


 Joseph E. David, Kinship, Law and Politics: An Anatomy of Belonging (forthcoming by Cambridge University Press)
 Joseph E. David, Jurisprudence and Theology in Late Ancient and Medieval Jewish Thought (Studies in the History of Law and Justice Vol. 2; Springer, 2014), (English) (http://www.springer.com/law/book/978-3-319-06583-0)
 Joseph E. David, Martin Goodman et al Toleration within Judaism (Oxford: The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2013), (English) http://www.littman.co.uk/cat/goodmantoleration.html
 Joseph E. David, The Family and the Political: On Belonging and Responsibility in a Liberal Society (Jerusalem: Israel Democracy Institute, 2012). (Hebrew)
 Joseph E. David and Eyal Inon, The State Rabbinate: Election, Separation and Freedom of expression (Jerusalem: Israel Democracy Institute Press, 2000). (Hebrew) http://idi.org.il/english/catalog.asp?pdid=178&did=40

 

EDITED BOOKS AND SPECIAL JOURNAL ISSUES


 Joseph E. David, Marc Hirshman and Katell Berthelot, The Gift of the Land and the Fate of the Canaanites in Jewish Thought (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014). (English) http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199959822.do
 Joseph E. David, Nomos and Narrative: Robert Cover’s for the Hebrew Reader (Jerusalem: Shalem Press, 2012). (Hebrew). http://www.shalempress.co.il/download/Products/1718Cover_copyright.pdf
 Joseph E. David, Questioning Dignity: Human Dignity as Supreme Modern Value (Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 2006). (Hebrew) http://www.magnespress.co.il/website_en/index.asp?category=216&id=2652
 Joseph E. David, The State of Israel: Between Judaism and Democracy (Jerusalem: Israel Democracy Institute, 2000). (Hebrew) http://idi.org.il/hebrew/catalog.asp?pdid=13&did=1&hom=1;
 4.a. Joseph E. David, The State of Israel: Between Judaism and Democracy (Jerusalem: Israel Democracy Institute, 2003). (English Translation of the Hebrew book). http://idi.org.il/english/catalog.asp?pdid=280&did=50

 

 

SCIENTIFIC EDITIONS (IN PREPARATION)


 The Epistle of Solomon b. David ha-Nasi on Forbidden Marriages (12th century, Egypt).
 An essay in Judeo-Arabic on the Theological Errors of the Catenaries (unidentified Karaite jurist, early 11th century).

 

 

ARTICLES IN REFEREED JOURNALS


 Joseph E. David “‘Others-in-Law’: Legalism in the Economy of Religious Differences,” Law, Culture and the Humanities (online first, Feb. 26, 2018)
 Joseph E. David “‘One Flesh’ in Ecclesiastical Tradition and in Karaite Law Perspective” (forthcoming in: Oxford Journal of Law and Religion)
 Joseph E. David “Selfness and Kinship in Medieval Karate Incest Laws” (forthcoming in: Jewish Quarterly Review)
 Joseph E. David “Divinity, Law and The Legal Turn in The Study of Religions,” Journal of Law and Religion 31:2 (2017), pp. 172-184 (English) https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-law-and-religion/article/divinity-law-and-the-legal-turn-in-the-study-of-religions/39C3E11CA6F1ECC180E8D1946240DBCB
 Joseph E. David, “Gesetzesreligion und Rechtspluralismus,” in: Stefan Grundmann/Jan Thiessen (eds.), Religiöse Werte im Recht – Tradition, Rezeption, Transformation (Tübingen, 2017), pp. 67-85.(Greman)
 Joseph. E. David, “‘She is He and He is She’ – Body, Selfness and Kinship in Medieval Karaite Legal Thought,” Jewish Studies an Internet Journal 14 (2015), 1-47. (Hebrew)
 Joseph E. David, “Dwelling within the Law: Nachmanides’ Legal Theology,” Oxford Journal of Law and Religion 2:2 (2013), pp. 57-77. (English) http://ojlr.oxfordjournals.org/content/2/2/257.full.pdf+html
 Joseph E. David, “Legal Comparability and Cultural Identity: The Case of Legal Reasoning in Jewish and Islamic Traditions,” Electronic Journal of Comparative Law 14: 1 (2010), pp. 1-24. (English) http://www.ejcl.org/141/abs141-2.html
 Joseph E. David, “Maimonides, Nature and Natural Law,” Journal of Law, Philosophy and Culture, 4:1 (spring 2010), pp. 67-82. (English) http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1262796
 Joseph E. David, “‘The One Who Is More Violent Prevails’ - Law and Violence from a Talmudic Legal Perspective” Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 19:2 (2006), pp. 385-406. (English) http://www.law.uwo.ca/info-publications/CJLJfiles/july2006.html
 6.a. Reprint in: William H. Leckie, Jr. and Ken Mondschein (eds), The Pen and the Sword: Studies in Early Modern European Martial Culture (United Kingdom: Ashgate), (forthcoming).
 Joseph E. David, “‘As it was Written in the Book of Adam’ The Chronology of the Halakhah and the Mythical Perception of History in the Late Pumbeditian Thought,” Tarbitz 74:2 (2006), pp. 577-602. (Hebrew)
 Joseph E. David, “Beyond the Janus Face of Zionist Legalism: The Theo-Political Conditions of the Jewish Law Project”, Ratio Juris 18:2 (2005), pp. 206 – 235. (English) http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1467-9337.2005.00295.x

 

ARTICLES OR CHAPTERS IN SCIENTIFIC BOOKS


 Joseph. E. David, “The Jurisprudential Foundations of the Study of Law and Religion” in: Rex Ahdar (ed.), Research Handbook on Law and Religion (in progress)
 Joseph. E. David, “The History of the Jewish Law – A Genealogical Sketch” in: Rossella Bottoni, Silvio Ferrari, Russell Sandberg (eds.), Routledge Handbook on Religious Laws (in editorial process)
 Joseph. E. David, “The Sources of the Jewish Law” in: Rossella Bottoni, Silvio Ferrari, Russell Sandberg (eds.), Routledge Handbook on Religious Laws (in preparation)
 Joseph. E. David, “Love, Law and the Judeo-Christian Separation-Individuation,” in: Savic Vanja and Paul Babie (eds.) Law, Religion and Love: Seeking Ecumenical Justice for the Other (New York: Routledge, 2016), pp. 149-165. (English) https://www.routledge.com/Law-Religion-and-Love-Seeking-Ecumenical-Justice-for-the-Other/Babie-Savic/p/book/9781138684560
 Joseph E. David, “Nahmanides on Law, Land, and Otherness,” in: Joseph E. David et al, The Gift of the Land and the Fate of the Canaanites in Jewish Thought (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), pp. 180-201. (English) http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199959822.do
 Joseph E. David, “The Anarchist who Loved Law” in: Robert Cover, Nomos and Narrative, (Jerusalem: Shalem Press, 2012), pp. 7-34. (Hebrew) http://www.shalempress.co.il/download/Products/1718Cover_copyright.pdf
 Joseph E. David, “Die Memorisierung Von Gottes Gesetz Zur Anatomie Der Erinnerung Als Problem Jüdischchristlicher Polemik (The Memorization of God's Law: The Anatomy of Memory as Jewish-Christian Polemic Problem),” in: J. Mattern and G. Oesterle (eds.), Der Abgrund der Erinnerung. Kulturelle Identität zwischen Gedächtnis und Gegen-Gedächtnis, (Giessen: Vorwerk 8 Verlag, 2010), pp. 22-36. (German)
 Joseph E. David, “Maïmonide: nature et droit, redéfinir le cadre” in: X. Dijon et al (eds.), Droit naturel: les réponses de l’histoire (France: Les Presses universitaires de France, 2008), pp. 233-256. (French)
 Joseph E. David, “Critical Transmission in early Medieval Rabbinic Thought”, in: A. Ravitzky and A. Roznak (eds.), New Studies in the Philosophy of the Halakhah, Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Thought, (Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 2008), pp. 345-385. (Hebrew)
 Joseph E. David and Avinoam Rosenak, “Judaism and Peace – Between Responsibility and Identity” in: I. Yusuf (ed.), The Role of Religious and Philosophical Traditions in Promoting World Peace (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, 2007), pp. 43-90. (English)
 Joseph E. David, “The Jewish Law Project: Background, Directions and Trends” in: A. Ravitzky (ed.), Religion and State in the 20th Century Jewish Thought (Jerusalem: Israel Democracy Institute Press, 2005), pp. 77-113. (Hebrew)
 Joseph E. David, “Between the Bible and the Holocaust: Three Sources for Jewish Perspectives on Mass Destruction”, in: S. Hashmi and S. Lee (eds.), Ethics and Weapons of Mass Destruction, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), pp. 385-401. (English) http://www.cambridge.org/uk/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521836719
 Joseph E. David, “And the Sages Nullify His Marriage – Lex Naturalis, Matrimony and Public Interest in the Talmud”, in: Halakhah and the Jewish Woman (Hebrew)

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