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Mishpat Ivri

Mishpat Ivri: a three-part series

This exciting series will explore the relationship between Jewish law and values ("mishpat ivri") and the Israeli legal system. Over the course of three Shabbatot we will have the opportunity to hear lectures from world renowned experts, who are also members of our Bayit community.
Lecture #1 | Shabbat | June 2nd @ 8:15 PM
"What is the role of Jewish law in Israel's largely secular legal system? Must a Jewish state also implement Jewish law?"
With Dr. Adiel Zimran and shul president Daniel Feit
Lecture #2 | Shabbat | June 9th @ 8:20 PM
"On Judicially-led Constitutional Revolutions, Army Service and the Treatment of Asylum Seekers"
With Professor Rivka Weill
Lecture #3 | Shabbat | June 23rd @ 8:25 PM
"From the Kotel to Eurovision: Case Studies of Conflict"
with Yair Ettinger

Dr. Adiel Zimran received a Ph.D in philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2016, and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at NYU School of Law. Adiel has an LLB from the Law Faculty of Hebrew U., and he was a Law Clerk at the Supreme Court of Israel. In addition, Adiel holds a BSc. in chemistry and biology, and an MSc. in physical-chemistry. Recently, Adiel was a researcher at the I.D.I, and he taught at Hebrew U.
When not functioning as shul president, Daniel Feit is a lawyer for Macquarie Bank. He previously clerked for Justice Menachem Elon, at the Israeli Supreme Court.

Rivka Weill is a Professor of Law at the Radzyner Law School, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Israel. She was a Visiting Law Professor at Yale Law School in Spring 2018. She was the David R. Greenbaum and Laureine Knight Greenbaum Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Chicago Law School in Fall 2017. Rivka visited Cardozo Law School in 2016-2017. Rivka was a clerk and legal adviser for the President of the Supreme Court of Israel, Aharon Barak. Her work focuses on constitutional law as well as administrative law with a focus on theoretical and comparative dimensions.

Yair Ettinger is an Israeli Journalist. His work primarily focuses on religious affairs including religious and Haredi communities and their politics. Previously, he covered issues relating to Palestinian citizens of Israel and was a foreign affairs correspondent. He served as a journalist with Ha'aretz for 20 years until 2017. In 2018 he published (with Dr. Nissim Leon) the book "A Flock With No Shepherd: Shas Leadership The Day After Rabbi Ovadia Yosef."  He is a researcher at the Hartman Institute in NY and at the Israel Democracy Institute. Currently he lives in Riverdale, NY with his wife Sivan and their 3 daughters.


Mon, May 20 2019 15 Iyyar 5779