When religions are compared, scholars often distinguish Judaism by noting the centrality of law and the parallel de-emphasis of faith. Spinoza once opined that Judaism was not a religion but a legal system. Famous Talmudic texts highlight the central authority of rabbisâ€”not God.
Gordon Gill of Chicago's Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture discusses systems and strategies for reducing energy consumption and carbon within and between buildings and, ultimately, between city blocks.
The contemporary debate over the proper role of international law within the law of the United States offers a window into competing views of whether international law is law at all, as well as whether the United States simply is exceptional and resides outside of the nations interested in internati