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The Jewish Law Association Regional Conference on Social Justice and Jewish Law - 27/03/2017, New Y

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 27/03/2017

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Yeshiva University, New York (NY, USA)


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Breakfast/coffee 8:15-8:45 am Welcome: Yedida Eisenstat, York University Panel I – 8:45-10:15 am Chair: Barry Eichler, Yeshiva University • Truth, Justice, and the Biblical Way: A Case Study in Law and Truth in Biblical Law and Narrative, Yael Landman, Yeshiva University • Enforced Altruism in Jewish Law: The Case of Hashavat Avieda, Chaim Saiman, Villanova University • “Justice, Justice You Shall Pursue: Do Proposed Remedies for Get Refusal Result in Social Justice?”, Yael Machtinger, York University Panel II – 10:30-12:30 pm Chair: Yakov Elman, Yeshiva University • Tokheḥa: The Birth, Decline, and Resurgence of Interpersonal Responsibility, Matthew Goldstone, New York University • Rebel with a Clause: The Functional Elimination of the Stubborn and Rebellious Son, Rachel Rosenthal, Jewish Theological Seminary • From Lawyer to Rabbinical Student: A Lesson in Halakha as Protection for the Soul, Matthew Katz, University of Chicago and the Hebrew Seminary for the Deaf and Hearing • Discipline and Pleasure: Animal Accessories in Babylonian Talmud Tractate Shabbat Chapter Five, Beth Berkowitz, Barnard College Lunch 12:30-1:30 pm Greetings over lunch: David Berger, Dean, Bernard Revel Graduate School of Yeshiva University Panel III – 1:30-3:00 pm Chair: Noah Bickart, Yale University • The Working and the Non-Working Poor: A Distinction with a Difference in the Talmud Bavli, Alyssa Gray, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion • “Poverty Is Not Hereditary” -- Really? Finding and Fighting Systemic Poverty in Jewish Law, Jesse Lempel, Harvard Law School • Uncovering the Hidden Ethics of a Rabbinic Ruling: Why a House Robber is Allowed to Keep His Stolen Goods, Will Friedman, Harvard University Panel IV – 3:15-5:15 pm Chair: Yoni Brafman, Jewish Theological Seminary • Ethics and Halakha: the Case of Maimonides, Emanuel Bloch, Hebrew University • Spiritual Socialism in the Writings of Yehuda Leib Orlean, Ilan Fuchs, Brandeis University • (Why) Does Jewish Tradition Recognize a Halakhah Independent of Ethics? Anti-Reductionism and Some of Its Discontents, Aryeh Klapper, Center for Modern Torah Leadership • Revisiting the Possibility of an Ethic Independent of Halakhah in the Thought of R. Aharon Lichtenstein, Shlomo Zuckier, Yale University Closing Remarks: Phil Lieberman, Vanderbilt University

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