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Westreich, Elimelech (Melech)

Professor at Tel Aviv University

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Elimelech (Melech) Westreich is Professor of Law in the Faculty of Law of the Tel Aviv University and has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago Law School. He was ordained as a rabbi by the Rabbis of Kerem Be’Yavneh Yeshiva and served as a Rabbi of a brigade in the I.D.F. He is author of Transitions in the Legal Status of the Wife in Jewish Law - A Journey Among Traditions, Magnes Press, 5762 (2002). He was the editor of Tel Aviv University Law Review (1998-1999). He has written many articles on Jewish law especially on family topics and in recent years some of his articles were published on Jewish law in the Moroccan tradition. He is now doing comprehensive research on “The Legal Status of the Wife in the Sephardic and Eastern Traditions - The Challenges of Modernity and Encounters between Ethnic Groups”, which is funded by the Israel Science Foundation (ISF).

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