Feb 25, 2009 — 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, March 18 at 6:30 PM at the Jacob Burns Moot Court Room, 55 Fifth Avenue at 12th Street, New York, NY. Professor Gerald J. Blidstein, the Ivan Meyer Visiting Scholar in Comparative Jewish Law, will speak on the subject of “Human Dignity as a Norm of Jewish Law.”
Gerald Blidstein is a professor in the Department of Jewish Thought at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Among his numerous research interests, he has written extensively on the legal thought of Maimonides and the relationship between law and ethics in Jewish law. He is a Fellow of the Israel Academy of Arts and Sciences and, in 2006, received the coveted Israel Prize in Jewish Thought. Professor Blidstein holds a doctorate in rabbinics from YU’s Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies.
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. To register online visit www.cardozo.yu.edu/cjl/registration or call us at 212-790-0258. For more information on The Center for Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization visit our Web site at www.cardozo.yu/edu/cjl