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PREFACE

         In 1986 my husband, Yale L. Rosenberg, and I started writing law review articles
comparing various criminal law provisions in Jewish law and their American law counterparts.
It took a little adjusting to write as a team, but once we got the hang of it we loved being co-
authors. At the same time we were also writing separately in our secular fields (juvenile law and
criminal procedure) and (federal jurisdiction and civil procedure) but our true love was Jewish
law. Comparing the law of our secular subjects and Jewish law provided a way to meld our
varied interests. We learned a great deal both about ourselves and the subject matter.

         Yale died of cancer in 2002. I am now retired and I wanted to publish this book to honor
Yale. It is, however, as much Yale’s book as mine. I have drawn deeply on the articles we wrote
together and updated them when necessary. I hope that you will enjoy the book as much as we
enjoyed writing it.

                                                                                        Irene Merker Rosenberg
                                                                                        October 2010

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