Case Study: Form Over Substance

By Benjamin Gluck

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, December 2009

Gluck argues that Orthodox offenders of secular law are not disobeying dina de-malkhutah dina (the law of the land is the law); rather they are treating secular law in the same way that they treat halakhic law, where obedience to regulations is a matter of form and not substance. Gluck shares with his readers a case of one of his clients that demonstrates his claim.

Topic: Halakha, Morality, Ritual, Jewish Law, Ethics, Law, Crime

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 40/664

Page Number(s): 7-9

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Gluck, Benjamin. Case Study: Form Over Substance. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. December 2009: 7-9.


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