Halakha from the Bench? New Perspectives on the Use of Jewish Law in Israeli Supreme Court Deliberations

Halakha from the Bench? New Perspectives on the Use of Jewish Law in Israeli Supreme Court Deliberations

Monday, March 6, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Jacob Burns Moot Court Room, Cardozo School of Law

The tension between Israel as a Jewish state and Israel as a democratic state finds expression in the debate over the relationship between Jewish law and Israeli law. While some advocate for a strong influence of Jewish law in Israeli courts, others view this as antithetical to the ideals of a modern, secular state. Professor Arye Edrei, a scholar of talmudic jurisprudence and Jewish law in the 20th century, will examine this issue by analyzing Israeli Supreme Court opinions that incorporate Jewish law.

This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is requested.  To register, please email iscp@yu.edu.

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