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Jewish and Roman Law: A Study in Interaction

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: Volume III

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781904113997
eISBN:
9781800851061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113997.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the laws regulating usury (ribbit). In the course of studying ribbit, more specifically, the problem of personal surety in usury contracts, certain peculiar developments in ... More


Pawnbroking: A Study in Ribbit and of the Halakhah in Exile

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: v. 1

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113973
eISBN:
9781800341104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113973.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores an analysis of pawnbroking, which requires parsing simultaneously three areas of Jewish law: debt, pawns, and usury. Any analysis must also incorporate the practices of ... More


Short Selling and Jewish Law

Aaron Levine

in Economic Morality and Jewish Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199826865
eISBN:
9780190261368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199826865.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter examines the definition, nature, and procedure of the short selling principle from the standpoint of Jewish law. It discusses the following applications of short selling: naked short ... More


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