We are pleased to announce the publication of Volume 21 of The Jewish Law Annual (2015) (Eng):
Table of Contents:
Hanina Ben-Menahem: Free Will and Coercion in the Talmud: A Preliminary Taxonomy
Itzhak Brand: On suspicion: Justice, Ethics, and Society – between Rationalism and Pietism
Warren Zev Harvey: Albo on Repentance and Coercion
Yishai Kiel: Noahide Law and the Inclusiveness of Sexual Ethics: Between Roman Palestine and Sasanian Babylonia
First paragraph: n late July 1766, the royal governor of Senegambia, Colonel Charles O’Hara, sent a dispatch to London outlining his hopes for the future of the colony. Newly-created out of the British territories on the Senegal and Gambia rivers in West Africa, Senegambia joined New France and the ceded islands of the Caribbean as the fruits of Britain’s triumph during the Seven Years War.
In the past several years, settler colonial theory has taken over my field, Native American studies. Comparative indigenous histories focused especially on British-descended “settler colonies”—Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the United States—have proliferated. And settler colonial theory is now dogma. At my last two conference presentations, a fellow panelist was astonished that I didn’t deploy it.