A Daring Conservative

He was a conservative judge, but also an activist who broke with convention. Moshe Landau, the subject of a new biography, not only left his mark on the Israeli courts, but in effect shaped them. Three words he wrote were, nonetheless, to haunt him until his death a year ago: ‘moderate physical pressure.’

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Moshe Landau: Shofet ‏(Moshe Landau, Judge‏), by Michal Shaked, Aliyat Hagag and Yedioth Ahronoth Books ‏(Hebrew) 608 pages, NIS...