In this volume, legal experts present studies of the world of law in Israel today, while making a unique attempt to predict future developments as part of a natural process of change. The questions "what is desirable'' and "how it can be achieved'' are addressed. The studies reflect the complex relationship between the law and its institutions and the special "Israeli condition''. At least two characteristics emerge from this study of the law in Israel: a deep admiration for the achievements of this judicial system in its first 50 years, along with specific criticism of various aspects of the judicial reality. In addition, there is a sincere expression of hope and expectation regarding change in the future.