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Acquisition

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies — Law.

(Heb. qinyan). The methods of acquiring property lie at the heart of both proprietary and contractual rights in Jewish civil law. A formal qinyan is necessary to effect the transfer ...

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Alexander, David Lindo

Sharman Kadish.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Ethnic Politics; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1188 words.

Alexander, David Lindo (1842–1922), lawyer and Jewish community leader, was born at 6 South Street, London, on 5 October 1842, second son in the large family of solicitor Joshua Alexander...

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animal cruelty

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Judaism and Jewish Studies.

The offence, under the Protection of Animals Acts 1911–2000, of causing any unnecessary suffering to any domestic or captive animal, including farm animals. Other statutes which serve to...

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Bentwich, Herbert

Hilary L. Rubinstein.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Ethnic Politics; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1870 words.

Bentwich, Herbert (1856–1932), lawyer and Zionist leader, was born on 11 May 1856 at 57 Church Lane, Whitechapel, London, the youngest of three children (he had a brother and a sister) of...

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civil court

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Judaism and Jewish Studies.

A court exercising jurisdiction over civil rather than criminal cases. In England the principal civil courts of first instance are the county courts and the High Court. Magistrates' courts...

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codification

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies — International Law.

A historical social process whereby the conventions of a particular code (e.g. for a genre) become widely established (Guiraud). See also emergent code.

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Dembitz, Lewis Naphtali

Philippa Strum.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1101 words.

Dembitz, Lewis Naphtali (03 February 1833–11 March 1907), attorney and activist in public affairs, was born in Zirke, Prussia. His father, Sigmund Dembitz, was a surgeon whose degree from a...

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Goldsmid, Sir Francis Henry, second baronet

Geoffrey Alderman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Ethnic Politics; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1341 words.

Goldsmid, Sir Francis Henry, second baronet (1808–1878), lawyer and Jewish communal leader, was born at Spital Square, London, on 1 May 1808, the second son of the financier Sir Isaac Lyon...

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Kohler, Max James

Eric L. Goldstein.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights; Education; History; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1249 words.

Kohler, Max James (22 May 1871–24 July 1934), jurist, historian, and Jewish communal worker, was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Kaufmann Kohler and Johanna Einhorn. His parents were...

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Marshall, Louis

Morton Rosenstock.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1747 words.

Marshall, Louis (14 December 1856–11 September 1929), lawyer and Jewish communal leader, was born in Syracuse, New York, the son of Jacob Marshall and Zilli Strauss, poor German-Jewish...

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