I was not the midwife of the Law School, but its fraternal twin.
However, the word madda in modern Hebrew specifically means science.
Judaism is an intellectually based religion, and the single most important theme is that of study.
As a result of this article, I was invited to testify in the Senate Judiciary Committee on privacy law.
In Judaism, there are 613 biblical commandments, and the Talmud says that the chief commandment of all is study.
No religious position is loyally served by refusing to consider annoying theories which may well turn out to be facts.
Modern Orthodoxy has a highly positive attitude toward the State of Israel. Our Ultra-Orthodox brethren recognize only the Holy Land, but not the state.
I showed that privacy was an implicit right in Jewish law, probably going back to the second or third century, when it was elaborated on in a legal way.
Maimonides taught that it is better that 10 criminals go free than let one innocent man be executed. The Innocence Project represents that point of view.
Most students have thoughts about emigrating to Israel. A significant number go on aliyah. We are proud of our Israel programs, which come at a considerable cost to the university.