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Gary Jeffrey Jacobsohn, <i>Apple of Gold: Constitutionalism in Israel and the United States</i>. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993. 284 pp.

Martin Edelman

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999

Published in print February 2000 | ISBN: 9780195134681
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199848652 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134681.003.0042

Series: Studies in Contemporary Jewry

Gary Jeffrey Jacobsohn, Apple of Gold: Constitutionalism in Israel and the United States. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993. 284 pp.

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A review of the book, Apple of Gold: Constitutionalism in Israel and the United States by Gary Jeffrey Jacobsohn is presented. From its establishment in 1948, Israel has been an exceptional — that is to say — a different, state. Jacobsohn's insightful comparative study of constitutionalism in Israel and the United States is yet another demonstration. As he shows, Israel is a democratic polity that lacks a written constitution but nonetheless adheres to the norms of constitutionalism.

Keywords: Israel; United States; democratic polity; constitutionalism

Chapter.  1344 words. 

Subjects: History of Religion

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