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Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court with Rabbi David Dalin
Examine the lives, legal careers, Jewish backgrounds, and Jewish legacies of Brandeis, Cardozo, Frankfurter, Goldberg, Fortas, Bader Ginsburg, Breyer, and Kagan. Explore the appointment of Brandeis in 1916 and how that appointment began the tradition of a “Jewish seat,” the role anti-Semitism did or did not play in the lives of the Justices and Senate confirmation hearings, as well as the relationships and friendships that impacted their careers. You’ll learn their views on subjects including freedom of speech, death penalty, gender equality and more. A look at some of the most influential American Jews and how they shaped the way Americans lived and live today.
Rabbi David Dalin is a widely published scholar of American Jewish History and the co-author or editor of eleven books. He has been the Taube Research Fellow at Stanford University.
Please note: This is a community event not planned by The Jewish Federation.
Los Angeles, CA 90077 US