JACKSON, BERNARD S. (1944– ), British historian of Jewish law. Born in Liverpool, Bernard Jackson became professor of modern Jewish studies at Manchester University. He was trained as a barrister and legal historian and wrote or edited more than 20 books on the law, especially traditional Jewish law. Among his works are Theft in Early Jewish Law (1972), Essays in Jewish Law and Comparative Legal History (1975), and (as editor) Modern Research in Jewish Law (1980). From 1978 to 1997 he was editor of the Jewish Law Annual.