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E. Ben-Zimra, "The Principles of Ones (Coercion) Occasioned by another Person in Jewish Law" (Heb.), Sinai (5740), 238-270. - The situations discussed in this article are those generally dealt with under the rubric of necessity and duress in modern legal terms. The writer deals with the effect of a claim of duress or necessity upon legal acts, or omissions of legal significance, and upon the course of human or Divine punishment. The analysis is carried out in terms of the nature of the coercive or threatening act; the type of danger to which the victim was subjected; the mental and physical state of the victim, and the evidentiary requirements for each one of these elements. (Y.S.K.)

 

 

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