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Sunday, January 20 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
Law & Order: A Jewish Perspective

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Judaism is a religion of many laws. One of the main purposes of Jewish law is the pursuit of Justice. How do our sacred texts instruct Jews wishing to pursue justice in 21st century America? Please join Kayla and David, an attorney and police officer, in discussing this question and others, including: Is making people account for their own wrongdoing part of the pursuit of Justice? Why were the sages ambivalent about defending those who break the law?  And what is the overarching role of law enforcement in maintaining a civilized society?
This session will begin with a brief introduction on contemporary issues faced by Jews in criminal justice careers. The introduction will be part historical and part personal as it will be drawn from their professional experiences. After the introduction there will be a brief text study, followed by a close-out discussion.

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Kayla Higgins

Kayla hails from New York City, went to undergrad and law school in Chicago, and recently moved to Seattle to work in immigration law. Between college and law school she spent a year studying Torah at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. She sharpened her Talmud skills... Read More →
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David Warnock

David Warnock was born in Seattle, WA in 1987 and grew up on the West Coast. David served in the US Army for five years and then attained a B.A. in Sociology with a Minor in Southern Slavic Languages and Cultures from The Ohio State University before attending law school at the Chicago-Kent... Read More →

Sunday January 20, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm PST