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Comparative Constitutions on Life & Death: American and Jewish
Instructor: Rabbi Avi Winokur
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
NOON - 1:30 PM
Every other Thursday
12:00 pm Lunch
12:30 - 1:30 pm Class
at Cozen O'Connor, 1900 Market St.
cost: $36 per session for Brandeis Law Society/Cozen O'Connor members or $118 for all 4 sessions
$50 per session for individuals needing CLE credit or $175 for all 4 sessions
$25 per session for general public, no CLE credit
Each session counts for 1 CLE ethics credit.
Vegetarian lunch is included.
Grappling with issues of life and death is no easy matter for any legal system, and both American Constitutional law and Jewish law have a great deal to say about this. Society Hill Synagogue's Rabbi Avi Winokur leads a comparative discussion focusing on the legal side of how the American and Jewish traditions have addressed life and death, and the underlying values that inform each system's response to these issues. Sessions will look at how the ancient rabbis understood the constitutional function of Torah as well as the current issues of abortion and the right to die.