19 2017

Lane Dworkin Rochester Jewish Book Festival – David Dalin

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center 1200 Edgewood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618

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David Dalin

Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: From Brandeis to Kagan

With a historian’s eye and a rabbi’s perspective, Dalin examines the lives, legal careers, and legacies of the eight Jewish Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court: Louis D. Brandeis, Benjamin Cardozo, Felix Frankfurter, Arthur Goldberg, Abe Fortas, and current Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer and Elena Kagan.

Did they encounter anti-Semitism as they navigated the legal profession? What kinds of relationships did they have with the presidents who appointed them? What political debates arose during their nominations?

Dalin, a rabbi and scholar of American Jewish studies, has taught at numerous universities and formerly was a Taube Research Fellow at Stanford. He has written, co-authored and edited 11 books.

Cost:  $10/$8 JCC Members

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