Visiting Scholar Hannah Kasher to Discuss Ultimate Punishment According to Jewish Philosophy at Feb. 15 Center for Jewish Law Lecture
The Yeshiva University (YU) Center for Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization (CJL) at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law will present their Annual Ivan Meyer Lecture in Jewish Law on Wednesday, February 15 at 6 p.m. in the Jacob Burns Moot Court Room, 55 Fifth Avenue at 12th Street, New York City. Dr. Hannah Kasher, the Ivan Meyer Visiting Scholar in Comparative Jewish Law at Cardozo, will discuss“On Ultimate Punishment According to Jewish Philosophy: Between R. Saadia Gaon and Moses Mendelssohn.”
Kasher is an associate professor of Jewish philosophy at Bar-Ilan University. Her scholarly interests include medieval exegesis of the Bible. Kasher edited Joseph ibn Kaspi’s Shulhan Kesef and is the author of Heretics in Maimonides’ Teaching (in press), as well as numerous scholarly articles. She is on the editorial board of Da’at and sevres as director of the Schneeweiss Chair for Jewish Philosophy and Ethics.
The lecture is named for the late Dr. Ivan Isaak Meyer, who practiced law in Germany and New York City and was a generous supporter of Jewish education in the New York area. Admission is free and open to the public.