The Welfare of the Minor As a Fundamental Principle Guiding Guardianship and Custody Issues in Ottoman Jewish Society

Forthcoming, International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family

51 Pages Posted: 7 Aug 2019 Last revised: 12 Sep 2019

Date Written: August 5, 2019

Abstract

This article deals with the welfare of the minor as a fundamental consideration guiding guardianship and custody issues in Ottoman Jewish society in the 16th-19th centuries. It is grounded in legal rulings and in rabbinical literature from the entire width of the Ottoman Empire, as well as in documents from the Moslem Court in Jerusalem that deal mainly with minor orphans and young children of divorcees.

Suggested Citation

Bornstein-Makovetsky, Leah, The Welfare of the Minor As a Fundamental Principle Guiding Guardianship and Custody Issues in Ottoman Jewish Society (August 5, 2019). Forthcoming, International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3432448

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