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N.J. Symposium to Debate ‘When Law and Religion Collide’

N.J. Symposium to Debate ‘When Law and Religion Collide’

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Jeff Greenfield (Source: Wikipedia Commons)
Jeff Greenfield (Source: Wikipedia Commons)

Five-time Emmy Award-winning TV journalist and author Jeff Greenfield will moderate the seventh annual Jewish Law Symposium on Monday, Sept. 16, at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany, N.J. The event is expected to draw more than 600 attorneys, judges and law students.

A program of Chabad of SE Morris County, N.J., the symposium will feature a panel discussion titled “When Law and Religion Collide: The Public Square, The Courtroom and Ethical Punishment.” Featured panelists include Freda L. Wolfson, a U.S. district judge; New York University law professor Stephen Gillers; and Rabbi Sholom Yaffe, a noted Talmudic scholar, author and lecturer.

“The laws and ethics of the Talmud have served as a cornerstone of humanity’s civil and moral infrastructure, while shaping its legal judicial systems,” explained Rabbi Shalom Lubin, founder of the Jewish Law Symposium and executive director of Chabad of SE Morris County. “This program will compare and contrast legal reasoning and adaptation between Talmudic and American law, focusing particularly on scenarios when the civil legal system and religion collide, both in the public square and in the courtroom.”

A buffet dinner reception will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the official program at 6:30 p.m. A total of 2.5 New Jersey CLE ethics credits, and 2 New York and Pennsylvania CLE ethics credits will be provided for the event, which organizers say offers a special rate for law students.

For more information about the event, click here.



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