a1 Haim Striks School of Law, College of Management Academic Studies, Israel**
This article attempts to unravel the universal human rights implications of family law in the three monotheisms – Jewish, Christian and Muslim. At issue is the requirement of gender equality as justice in the family. This requirement is inherent in the human rights agenda, a novel point of departure in political philosophy and antithetical to the patriarchal family sacralised in the monotheistic religions.
* Susan B. Anthony.
** I am very grateful for the research assistance of Revital Turgeman, whose painstaking work and enthusiasm have been a delight.