Past Webinars

JLLC Presents: Abortion Rights And Jewish Law

February 16, 2023

The Supreme Court sparked controversy when it issued its decision in Dobbs this past year. With the influx of states passing new abortion laws, the debate swirling around abortion has largely centered religion, namely Christianity, as the Pro-Life justification for these laws. However, in June of 2022 the Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor in Palm Beach County sued the state of Florida, arguing that Florida’s new abortion law violates Jewish religious freedom.

The Jewish Law Librarians Caucus hosted a webinar featuring a panel including Rabbi and Attorney Barry Silver, whose congregation initiated this lawsuit, and Linda Miklowitz, a retired attorney of 30 years and Chair of the Tallahassee National Council of Jewish Women Action Team. The panelists answered questions about how Jewish law views abortion and the implications abortion laws may have on the religious freedoms of Jewish people.

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Get Refusal & Domestic Violence In The Jewish Community: Culturally-Competent Services From Civil And Halachic Perspectives (CARLIG And JLLC)

February 28, 2022

This program, was jointly organized by the Customary and Religious Law Interest Group (CARLIG) and Jewish Law Librarians Caucus (JLLC). The speakers talked about domestic violence in the Jewish community, from both civil law and religious law perspectives. They also discussed the crisis of get refusal, which has unfortunately been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, they touched upon how they go about conducting legal research in this niche and complex area of the law.

This program is made possible by a grant from the AALL Continuing Education Grants Program and Bloomberg Law.

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