Hastings International and Comparative Law Review


Traditional religious law is enforced in both Saudi Arabia and Israel. In Saudi Arabia it is dominant and unchangeable, while in Israel the Knesset carefully selects when to use religious law. This Note examines the religious legal systems of Islam and Judaism as they are used in these countries. This Note particularly examines Islamic criminal law and Jewish family law. The Note also examines some of the problems that have been caused by the use of ancient legal systems.