More than 800 attorneys and judges participated in the 17th annual Jewish Law Symposium last month. It was in person at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany and also streamed online. The symposium featured a panel discussion, “Ethical Lessons from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” and tackled family feuds, vigilantism, and forgiveness.
New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin introduced newly appointed New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Rachel Wainer Apter. Rabbi Shalom Lubin, founder of the Jewish Law Symposium and Chabad of SE Morris County, moderated a panel discussion featuring Hon. Ellen L. Koblitz (ret.), Kurt Olender, and Rabbi Joseph Telushkin.
“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,” Rabbi Lubin said. “Navigating the biblical story of Joseph and the topics of family feuds, vigilantism, and forgiveness through the lens of both civil law, talmudic law, and 2,000 years of Jewish ethics and wisdom is very exciting.”
The Jewish Law Symposium is a project of the Jewish Ethics Academy, Chabad of SE Morris County, and the Rabbinical College of America. Go to www.JewishLawSymposium.com or call (973) 377-0707 for information.