Hanina Ben-Menahem completed his law studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem,receiving his license to practice law in 1970. In 1978 he completed a doctorate at Oxford University and began to teach at the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University. He went on to serve as a guest professor at several academic institutions around the world, including Stanford and Harvard. Ben-Menahem founded the law and theater workshop at the Faculty,in which students stage plays on issues of legal relevance. Ben-Menahem’s fields of research are: Talmudic law, the philosophy of Jewish law, Maimonides’ legal thought, the writings of Nietzsche, and law and theater. Ben-Menahem has published numerous books and articles. He is a leading critic of the dominant positivist approach in Jewish law.
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