Jewish Law as Great Literature

Date posted: 6/11/14

While the Jewish connection to the idea of tzedek - justice - is clear and oft-stated, less attention is paid to Jewish legal literature. Dr. Alyssa Gray, Emily S. and Rabbi Bernard H. Mehlman Chair in Rabbinics and Associate Professor of Codes and Responsa Literature, melds her experience as a professor and lawyer with her love of Jewish texts, sharing the unexpected joys and rewards of reading Jewish legal writing as literature.

Scholars:

Alyssa M. Gray, J.D., Ph.D.

Emily S. and Rabbi Bernard H. Mehlman Chair in Rabbinics; Associate Professor of Codes and Responsa Literature, HUC-JIR/New York

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