Laws of Government: Legally breaking political promises

Posted by Levi Cooper on June 17, 2020
Topics: A Shot of Torah

Laws of Government 10: Legally breaking political promises

Perhaps there are cases where a Court of Jewish Law might rule that a party or individual need not honour a political agreement? Levi considers scenarios from the rich corpus of Jewish civil law, drawing on principles from contract law, property law, and agency law.

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Rabbi Levi Cooper – Pardes Faculty and A Shot of Torah Podcast Host
Adam Titcher – Executive Producer

About Levi Cooper

Levi teaches Bible, Hasidut, Maimonides and Midrash at Pardes. Originally from Australia, Levi holds an LL.B., LL.M. and Ph.D. from the Law Faculty of Bar-Ilan University, and is a member of the Israel Bar Association. He is currently an adjunct professor in the Law Faculty of Bar-Ilan University and post-doctoral fellow in the Law Faculty of Tel Aviv University. Click here to read more.

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