An Analysis of Rabbi Moshe Sternbuch’s Responsa (Teshuvah) on the Beth Din of America’s Prenuptial Agreement, Jewish Law Association Studies XXVIII (2020) 41-56
Human Rights in Judaism With a Focus on Religious Freedom, Forthcoming in Georges Tamer and Katja Thörner (eds.), The Concept of Human Rights in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Key Concepts in Interreligious Discourses 2, (Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2021).
Privatizing the Temple Mount (Haram es-Sharif) and the Western Wall (Kotel), Journal of Law, Religion and State (Brill, 2020) 1-25.
Rethinking Religious Marriages When Done Without Any Civil Marriage: Non-Marriage, Neo-Marriage, Marriage or Something Else? Family Court Review Volume 59, Issue 4 (2020) pages 1-30
Loving the Convert Prior to a Completed Conversion: With a Test Case Application of Inviting Conversion Candidates to Pesach Seder and Yom Tov Meals, Hakirah 28:147-185 (2020) (Until issue 29 appears, only the first page can be posted; contact me for the whole article)
The Legal Significance of Custom in the Halakhic Jurisprudence of Rabbi Yechiel Mikhel Epstein's Arukh Hashulchan, Touro Law Review, 36:165-196 (2020)
Loving the Convert Prior to a Completed Conversion: With a Test Case Application of Inviting Conversion Candidates to Pesach Seder and Yom Tov Meals, Hakirah volume 28:147-185 (2020)
Religious Edicts, Secular Law and the Family, Journal of Law and Religion 34:496-505 (2019)
Building the Set Table: An Introduction to the Jurisprudence of Rabbi Yehiel Mikhel Epstein’s Arukh ha-Shulhan in Contrast to the Mishnah Berurah, Dine Israel (2019) 1-70 (co-author, Shlomo Pill).
?האם הגר חייב בטבילת כלי סעודתו לאחר גיורו [=Is a Convert Obligated in the Immersion of his Utensils After Conversion?)
Published in Techumin 282-287 (2019)
Faith-Based Arbitration Evaluated: The Policy Arguments For and Against Religious Arbitration in America
published in: The Journal of Law and Religion (2019) (340-389)
The Rise of Religious Arbitration in America: American Arbitration Law, Jewish Batai Din, Protestant Peacemaker Panels, and Islamic Sharia Court Reviewed
Published in: Studies in Judaism, Humanities, and the Social Sciences (2019).
רבניות אורתודוקסיות ומורות הלכה: בין הזמני לנצחי (Orthodox Women Rabbis: Between the Timely and the Timeless)
Published in: Tzohar: Torah Journal of Society, Family, Religion, and State 43 (2018), 37–60.
The Behavior of Jewish Judges: A Theoretical Study of Religious Decision-making
Published in: Bekhol Derakhekha Daehu: Journal of Torah and Scholarship 33 (2018), 63–81.
Are Converts to Judaism Required to Immerse Their Utensils after Conversion?
Hakirah volume 26: 141-163 (2018)
Sharia Tribunals, Rabbinical Courts, and Christian Panels: Religious Arbitration in America and the West - Chapter 1: The Rise of Religious Arbitration
Published in: Transnational Dispute Management 15:1 (2018).
Playground Resurfacing and Religious Arbitration are Very Similar Activities: Trinity Lutheran Church as Applied to Religious Arbitration
Published in: Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion 18 (2017), 298–330.
Jewish Ethics in Torah Reading: Balancing Hatred, Ways of Peace, Holiness, Communal Dignity, and the Obligation to Read Torah on Shabbat when Five Israelite Men are not Present
Published in: Hakira: Flatbush Journal of Jewish Law and Thought 23 (2017), 181–96. (co-author: Akiva R. Berger).
החוט המשולש לא במהרה ינתק": הסכם תנאי בקידושין, הרשאה לכתיבת גט ותקנת קהל" (Tripartite Agreement)
Published in: Techumin (2017).
Published in: Journal of Law and Religion 32:1 (2017).
Freedom of Disassociation and Religious Communities: A Jewish Model for Associational Rights
Published in: Journal of Human Rights 10:2 (Fall 2015 – Winter 2016), 67–104.
Multicultural ADR and Family Law: A Brief Introduction to the Complexities of Religious Arbitration
Published in: Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution 17 (2016), 793–823.
Published in: Journal of Law and Religion 30:2 (2015), 173–5.
Faith-Based Private Arbitration as a Model for Preserving Rights and Values in a Pluralistic Society
Published in: Chicago-Kent Law Review 90 (2015), 111–40.
Plonit v. Ploni: The Get from the Man in a Permanent Vegetative State
Published in: Hakirah: The Flatbush Journal of Jewish Law and Thought 18 (2014), 59–90.
The Pillars of Successful Religious Arbitration: Models for American Islamic Arbitration based on the Beth Din of America and Muslim Arbitration Tribunal Experience
Published in: Harvard Journal of Racial and Ethnic Justice 30 (2014), 33–76. (co-authors Ira Bedzow & Shlomo Pill).
Happiness—and Unhappiness—as Legally Significant Categories in Jewish Law
Published in: Journal of Law and Religion 29:1 (2014), 48–56.
Jewish Law Courts in America: Lessons Offered to Sharia Courts by the Beth Din of America
Published in: New York Law School Law Review 57 (2012–2013), 287–312.
Custom as a Source of Jewish Law
Published in: Emory Law Journal 61 (spec. ed., 2012), 1037–46.
Some Thoughts on New York State Regulation of Jewish Marriage: Covenant, Contract or Statute?
Published in: Family in Law Review 5 (2012), 55–86.
The Codification of Jewish Law and an Introduction to the Jurisprudence of the Mishna Berura
Published in: Hamline Law Review 35 (2012) 623–54. (co-author: Ira Bedzow).
Understanding Rights in Context: Freedom of Contract or Freedom from Contract?
Published in: Journal of the Beth Din of America 1 (Spring 2012), 48–65. (co-author: Steven S. Weiner) [Another version of this article has also been accepted for publication in Jewish Law Association Studies XXV – the Netanya Conference Volume, Yuval Sinai ed. (2013), 11–27].
Does Maimonides Require Acceptance of Commandments for Conversion?
Published in: Meorot: A Forum of Modern Orthodox Discovery 9 (Tishrei 5772 (September 2011)), 1–18. (co-author: Joshua E. Broyde).
Orthodox Women Rabbis? Tentative Thoughts that Distinguish Between the Timely and the Timeless
Published in: Hakirah, the Flatbush Journal of Jewish Law and Thought 11 (2011), 25–58. (co-author: Shlomo M. Brody).
A Mathematical Analysis of the Structure of the Jewish Calendar: Perfection as the Enemy of the Very Good
Published in: The Commemorative Journal in Honor of the Hirhurim Musings Blog, New York (2010).
May a Convert be a Member of a Rabbinical Court for Conversion?
Published in: Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society 59 (2010), 61–78.
Hair Covering and Jewish Law: A Response
Published in: Tradition: A Journal of Jewish Thought 43:2 (Winter 2010), 89–108.
The Giving of Charity in Jewish Law: For What Purpose and Toward What Goal?
Published in: Towards a Renewed Ethic of Jewish Philanthropy, Yossi Prager, ed., from the 20th annual (2008) Orthodox Forum of Yeshiva University, Ktav (2010).
May the Jewish Daughter of a Gentile Man Marry a Kohen?
Published in: The Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society 52 (2009), 97–126.
Review Essay: Transforming Identity: The Ritual Transition from Gentile to Jew
Published in: Tradition: A Journal of Jewish Thought 42:1 (Spring 2009), 84–103. (co-author: Shmuel Kadosh).
Entering a Sanctuary for Hatzalat Yisrael: An Exchange
Published in: Hakirah: The Flatbush Journal of Jewish Law and Thought 8 (Summer 2009).
Hair Covering and Jewish Law: Biblical and Objective (Dat Moshe) or Rabbinic and Subjective (Dat Yehudit)?
Published in: Tradition: A Journal of Jewish Thought 42:3 (Fall 2009), 95–179.
Prisoner Exchanges, Redeeming Captives and Jewish Law
Published in: Chavrusa, Elul 5768 (September 2008).
The Halacha of In-Laws
Chapter 24 in Wither Thou Goest; The Jewish In-Law’s Survival Guide, S. Shapiro, ed., Devora Publishing Company (2008), 203–6.
The Hidden Influence of Jewish Law on the Common Law: One Lost Example
Published in: Emory Law Journal 57 (2008), 1403–8.
Ethics and Warfare Revisited: The Role of Secular Law in Halakhah-A Brief Response to Gerald Blidstein and a Note of Jewish Legal Theory
Published in: Meorot: A Forum of Modern Orthodox Discovery (formerly the Edah Journal), 6:2 (Marcheshvan 5768 [November 2007]), 6–11.
Military Ethics in Jewish Law
Published in: Jewish Law Association Studies XVI: The Boston 2004 Conference Volume (2007), 1–36.
Only the Good Die Young?
Published in: Meorot: A Forum of Modern Orthodox Discovery (formerly the Edah Journal) 6:1 (Shevat 5767 [Jan. 2007], 1–6.
גילוי שערה של אשה נשואה (Standards of Modesty in Family Law)
Published in: Tehumin 27 (2007), 248–65.
A Proposed Tripartite Agreement to Solve Some of the Agunah Problems: A Solution Without Any Motivation
Published in: Jewish Law Association Studies XX: The Manchester Conference Volume, Leib Moscovitz, ed. (2010).
Is the Epitaph Acronym ע״ה an Abbreviation of עבד השם or עליו השלום? Acronyms and Their Expansion in Jewish Law Texts
Published in: Hakirah: The Flatbush Journal of Jewish Law and Thought 3 (Summer 2006), 117–32.
May an Orthodox Yeshivah Day School or High School Provide Parsonage to Women Teaching Judaic Studies?
Published in: Ten Da'at: A Journal of Jewish Education 18 (2006), 7–16.
Orthodox Yeshivas, Female Instructors, and the Parsonage Allowance
Published in: Taxation of Exempts 18:1 (July/August 2006), 44–8.
The Bounds of Wartime Military Conduct in Jewish Law: An Expansive Conception
Herbert Berman Memorial Lecture 2004, Monograph, Flushing, New York: Center for Jewish Studies, Queens College, City University of New York (2006).
A Jewish Law View of World Law
Published in: Emory Law Journal 54 (spec. ed., 2005), 79–93.
Honesty and Analysis: A Reasoned Response to Passionate Critics
Published in: Edah Journal 5:1 (Summer 2005), 1–42.
Jewish Law and the Abandonment of Marriage: Diverse Models of Sexuality and Reproduction in the Jewish View, and the Return to Monogamy in the Modern Era
Published in: Marriage Sex, and Family in Judaism, Michael J. Broyde, ed., Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield (2005).
Review Essay: An Unsuccessful Defense of the Bet Din of Rabbi Emanuel Rackman: The Tears of the Oppressed
Published in: Edah Journal 4:2 (Winter 2005), 1–28.
Why Educate: A Jewish Law Perspective
Published in: Journal of Catholic Legal Studies 44 (2005), 179–94.
ערכה של הכתובה (The Value of the Ketubah in America)
Published in: Tehumin 25 (2005), 180–94. (co-author: Jonathan Reiss).
Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis, Stem Cells and Jewish Law
Published in: Tradition: A Journal of Jewish Thought 38:1 (Spring 2004), 54–75.
Severance Pay and Jewish Law
Published in: Ten Da'at: A Journal of Jewish Education 16 (2004), 23–32.
The Value and Significance of the Ketubah
Published in: The Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society 47 (2004), 101–24. (co-author Jonathan Reiss).
Error in the Creation of Marriages in Modern Times under Jewish Law
Published in: Dinei Israel, Tel Aviv University Law School 22 (2003), 39–65.
Severance Pay and Jewish Law: An Opinion of the Beth Din of America
Published in: Tradition: A Journal of Jewish Thought 37:4 (Winter 2003), 89–100.
קידושי טעות בזמננו (Error in the Creation of Marriage)
Published in: Tehumin 22 (2003), 231–42.
Battlefield Ethics in the Jewish Tradition
Published in: 95th Annual Proceedings of the American Society for International Law (2002), 92–8.
Genetically Engineering People: A Jewish Analysis of Personhood
Published in: St. Thomas Law Review 13 (2002), 877–99.
Informing on Others to a Just Government: A Jewish Law View
Published in: The Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society 41 (2002), 5–49.
The Procedures of Jewish Law as the Path to Good-ness and God-ness: Halakhah in the Jewish Tradition
Published in: The Jurist 60 (2002), 25–46.
רחיצה ביום טוב (Festival Law and Change in Jewish Law)
Published in: HaDarom 70 (2001), 12–28.
Religious and Social Ethical Perspective on International Law: the Middle East Peace Process
Published in: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting – American Society of International Law 95 (2001), 87–98. (co-authors: Drew Christiansen & Geoffrey R. Watson).
Cloning and the Noahide Legal Code
Published in: The Torah u-Madda Journal of Yeshiva University 9 (2001), 207-11.
דם ביצים בימינו (Technology and Change in Jewish Law)
Published in: Tehumin 21 (2002), 516-22.
Blood Spots in Eggs
Published in: Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society 40 (2000), 47–66.
Halachic [Jewish Law] Responses to Sociological and Technological Change
Published in: Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society 39 (2000), 95–125.
The Gentile and Returning Lost Property According to Jewish Law: A Theory of Reciprocity
Published in: Jewish Law Annual XIII (2000), 31–45. (co-author: Michael Hecht).
The Power and Purpose of Jewish Law
Published in: The Responsive Community: Rights and Responsibilities 10(2): 45–50 (Spring 2000).
Assisted Reproduction and Jewish Law
Monograph, Department of Judaic Studies, University of Cincinnati, (1999).
Child Custody in Jewish Law: A Conceptual Analysis
Published in: Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society 36 (1999), 21–45.
The Division of the Tribes on Gerizim and Eval: A Mathematical Solution on Terra Firma and a Geographical Explanation on Weak Ground
Published in: Tradition: A Journal of Jewish Thought 33:3 (Spring 1999), 46–53. (co-author: Steven Weiner).
Cloning People: A Jewish Law Analysis of the Issues
Published in: Connecticut Law Review 30:2 (1998), 503–35.
Impeachment and Accountability: The Case of the First Lady
Published in: Constitutional Commentary 15 (1998), 479–510. (co-author: Robert Schapiro).
Practicing Criminal Law: A Jewish Law Analysis of Being a Prosecutor or Defense Attorney
Published in: Fordham Law Review 66 (1998), 1141–59.
The Establishment of Maternity and Paternity in Jewish and American Law
Published in: National Jewish Law Review III (1998), 117–52.
חובתם של יהודים לעודד שבע מצוות בני נח (Jewish Law Obligation to Enforce Natural Law)
Published in: Dinei Israel, Tel Aviv University Law Review 19 (1998), 87–111.
Cloning People in Jewish Law: A Preliminary Analysis
Published in: Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society 34 (1997), 27–65.
Jewish Law and Modern Business Structures: The Corporate Paradigm
Published in: Wayne Law Review 43 (1997), 1685–818. (co-author: Steven H. Resnicoff).
The Obligation to Seek Observance of Noahide’s Laws by Gentiles: A Theoretical Review
Published in: Jewish Law Articles (1997).
The 1992 New York Get Law: An Exchange
Published in: Tradition: A Journal of Jewish Thought 31:3 (Spring 1997), 23–41.
Assisting in a Violation of Noachide Law
Published in: Jewish Law Association Studies VIII: The Jerusalem 1994 Conference Volume (1996), 11–20.
Shaving on the Intermediate Days of the Festivals
Published in: Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society 33 (1996), 71–94.
Defilement of the Hands, Canonization of the Bible, and the Special Status of Esther, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs
Published in: Judaism: A Quarterly Journal of Jewish Life and Thought 44:1 (January 1995), 64–79.
The Celebrating of Thanksgiving at the End of November: Secular or Religious Holiday?
Published in: Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society 30 (1995), 42–66.
The Lawyer as Advice Giver in Jewish Law: An Explication of Ethics of the Sages 1:8
Published in: The Jewish Lawyer 10 (1995), 29–40.
The Return of Lost Property According to Jewish and Common Law: A Comparison
Published in: Journal of Law and Religion 12 (1995–1996), 225–54. (co-author: Michael Hecht).
The Use of Elevators and Escalators on Sabbath and Yom Tov
Published in: Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society 29 (1995), 60–89. (co-author Howard Jachter).
The 1992 New York Get [Jewish Divorce] Law
Published in: Tradition: A Journal of Jewish Thought 29:4 (Summer 1995), 5–13.
הפרשת תרו”מ בפירות א”י בחוץ לארץ (Tithes on Products of Israel in the Diaspora)
Published in: Tehumin 15 (1995), 41–7.
Child Custody in Jewish Law: A Pure Law Analysis
Published in: Jewish Law Association Studies VII: The Paris Conference (1994), 1–20.
Expediting Impeachment: Removing Article III Federal Judges After Criminal Conviction
Published in: Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 17 (1994), 157–222.
Fruits from the Holy Land in America: Is there an Obligation to Separate Teruma and Ma'aser?
Published in: Journal Halacha and Contemporary Society 27 (1994), 85–111.
פירות ארץ ישראל בחוץ לארץ: האם יש חובה להפריש תרומות ומעשרות (Tithing Fruit Exported from Israel)
Published in: Ohr Hamizrach 43:1–2 (Tishrei–Tevet 5755 [Fall 1994]), 21–35.
Bullets that Kill on the Rebound: Discrimination against Homosexuals and Orthodox Public Policy
Published in: Jewish Action 54:1 (Summer 5763 ), 52, 74–8.
Communal Prayer and Women
Published in: Judaism 42:4 (September 1993), 387–94.
Electrically Produced Fire or Light in Positive Commandments
Published in: Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society 25 (1993), 89–127. (co-author: Howard Jachter).
Three Jewish Responses in "Symposium on Religious Law: Roman Catholic, Islamic, and Jewish Treatment of Family Matters, Including Education, Abortion, In Vitro Fertilization, Prenuptial Agreement, Contraception, and Marital Fraud."
Published in: Loyola of Los Angeles International & Comparative Law Journal 16 (1993), pp. 29, 72, 95.
משמעות ‘אש’ בהלכה: ‘גחלת של מתכת’ וחוט חשמלי ביום טוב (Incandescent Light as Fire according to Jewish Law)
Published in: Ohr Hamizrach 42:1 (Tishrei 5754 [Fall 1993]), 54–63.
A Mathematical Analysis of the Role of the Tribes and the Role of the Levites on Grizim and Aval in Deuteronomy 27
Published in: Tradition: A Journal of Jewish Thought 27:1 (Fall 1992), 48–57. (co-author: Steven Weiner).
Modern Technology and Sabbath Observance: Some Observations
Published in: Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society 23 (1992), 63–100.
היתר מפורש בקרא (Explicitly Permitted in the Bible)
Published in: Beit Yitzchak 23 (1991), 303–8.
On the Assessment of Damages in Jewish Tort Law and its Application to Medical Malpractice
Published in: National Jewish Law Review V (1991), 93–114. (co-author: Channah Broyde).
The Use of Electricity on Shabbat and Yom Tov
Published in: Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society 21 (1991), 4–47. (co-author: Howard Jachter).
Tradition, Modesty and America: Married Women Covering Their Hair
Published in: Judaism. 40:1 (January 1991), 79–87.
Enabling a Jew to Sin: The Parameters
Published in: Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society 19 (1990) , 5–36. (co-author: David Hertzberg).
On the Practice of Law According to Jewish Law
Published in: Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society 20 (1990), 5–48.
אכילת בשר אחרי חלב (Eating Meat after Dairy Food)
Published in: Beit Yitzchak 21 (1989), 319–24.
הפרשת מעשר לכהן ולא ללוי (Tithing to a Priest, Rather Than to a Levite)
Published in: Beit Yitzchak 20 (1988), 45–50.
חלוקת השבטים על הר גריזים והר איבל (The Division of the Tribes on Mt. Gerezim and Mt. Eval)
Published in: Rinat Yitzchak 1 (1989), 114–9. (co-author Shlomo Weiner).
The Intercircuit Tribunal and Perceived Conflicts: An Analysis of Justice White’s Dissents from Denial of Certiorari in the 1985 Term
Published in: New York University Law Review 62 (1987), 610–52.