Doctrinal Foundation of Political Power under Sharia and Halachah


On October 4, 2011, ICMES co-hosted a session comparing and contrasting understandings of political power by and within Shari’ah (Islamic law) and Halakhah (Jewish law). The session was held at the Georgetown University Law Center and featured Rabbi Shlomo Yaffee of the Institute of American and Talmudic Law, and Attorney Issam Michael Saliba (ICMES), specialist in Islamic law at the Law Library of Congress. ICMES chair and Georgetown University Law Professor Don Wallace moderated the session.