The Demand for Justice: Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Jewish Tradition

November 11, 2021 Free
13th Rothschild Emory Flyer

Reserve the evening of November 11, 2021, for the annual Rabbi Jacob M. Rothschild Memorial Lecture, featuring lawyer, writer, and journalist Dahlia Lithwick. A Supreme Court expert and senior editor at Slate, Senior Fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Kogod Research Center, and Lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Law, where she recently taught a course on the legacy of Justice Ginsburg. As a leading commentator on law, politics, and the Supreme Court, her work has appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The New Republic, and Commentary.

Lithwick will speak on the legacy of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and will also give a faculty/graduate student seminar on the approach of the current Supreme Court to church-state issues.

The program will explore the life and jurisprudence of Justice Ginsburg through a Jewish lens, including how her religious upbringing and immigrant background shaped her constitutional worldview and philosophy of what America could and should be.

This is event is sponsored by Emory’s Tam Institute for Jewish Studies, and co-sponsored by Emory University’s Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Center for Ethics, Center for Women, Departments of German Studies, History, Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, and Religion, Office of Spiritual and Religious Life, and School of Law.

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Thursday, November 11, 2021, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm