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Law as a Moral Force: When President Truman and Chief Justice Warren Studied Talmud at JTS

Part of our spring learning series Timely Insights, Timeless Wisdom 

Monday, March 18, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET 
Online

With Dr. Shira Billet, Assistant Professor of Jewish Thought and Ethics, JTS

In this lecture, we will uncover a fascinating moment in JTS history, a weekend in the 1950s when Chief Justice Earl Warren and Former President Harry S. Truman came to JTS to learn about what Judaism had to offer to a broader question concerning American judges and politicians at that time: Could law be a moral force in a society? We will consider the content of what Warren and Truman studied that weekend and its broader impact on both of them, as well as the way that this historical moment sheds light on other significant aspects of American Jewish history in the 1950s and 1960s.

If you have previously registered for another session in this series, your registration admits you to all sessions in the series, and you may attend as many as you’d like.

Date

Mar 18 2024
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Time

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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