Emory University’s Rabbi Jacob M. Rothschild Lecture

November 9, 2023 Free

We are pleased to host Dr. Kranson whose lecture is entitled “Religious Misconceptions: American Jews, the First Amendment, and the Politics of Abortion.” An accompanying blurb describing her lecture is as follows: “Liberal, religious Jews strongly advocated for legal abortion access between the 1970s and the turn of the twenty-first century. Why did they do so, and on what grounds? Join Dr. Rachel Kranson as she shares from her ongoing research: Religious Misconceptions: American Jews and the Politics of Abortion. Kranson will uncover the history of the American Jewish lawyers and activists who advocated for abortion access to be protected by the guarantees of the first amendment of the constitution.  Their work has become even more important as the US enters a post-Roe era, and experts are looking for new legal avenues through which to protect reproductive freedom.”


The Rabbi Jacob M. Rothschild Lecture, now in its 10th year, memorializes the late rabbi, civil rights activist, and spiritual leader of The Temple, Atlanta’s oldest Jewish congregation. Each year the Rothschild Lecture features a distinguished speaker on a topic related to social justice and Judaism.

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Thursday, November 9, 2023, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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