The Jack and Lewis Rudin Lecture “‘The Stranger at Our Gates’: Jewish Perspectives on Exclusion and Inclusion in Contemporary America”
Globalization has led to increased mobility and collaboration; however, in an era of economic downturn, it also has increased the disparities among segments of the U.S. population in access to public services such as health care and education. Cases being heard this spring by the U.S. Supreme Court on immigration and on the health care system reflect the timely and critical nature of this issue.
What are some of the moral and ethical principles underlying policy decisions and public debate in this area? What principles inform, or should inform, the criteria for membership and access in society? How does Judaism speak to the obligations of a modern democratic society toward those living within it?
Saul J. Berman, JD, associate professor of Jewish Studies, Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University; adjunct professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Suzanne Last Stone, JD, University Professor of Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization, professor of Law, and director of the Center for Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
Burton L. Visotzky, Appleman Professor of Midrash and Interreligious Studies, Louis Stein Director of the Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religious and Social Studies, and director of the Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue, JTS
Moderator Justus Baird, director of the Center for Multifaith Education, Auburn Theological Seminary
When: April 23, 6pm
Where: The Jewish Theological Seminary, 3080 Broadway, New York, 10027
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