Over 600 people attended the special LSJS zoom event on Sunday night, ‘Abraham on Trial’. Featuring Lindsey Kushner QC as presiding Judge, with Professor Anthony Julius and David Wolfson QC presenting Sarah’s point of view on the idea of whether Abraham was fit to lead after the Akeidah.  Jonathan Seitler QC and Dr Harris Bor presented a robust defence of Abraham.  

The event began with a heartfelt dedication by Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum for LSJS Honorary President Rabbi Lord Sacks zt”l. Rabbi Zarum shared the words Rabbi Sacks said about the Akeidah at an LSJS event a few years ago:  

“ I have read every commentary I ever came across about akeidat Yitzhak.  I have written about it a dozen times.  And I know that I haven’t even begun to understand.  Torah is serious.”   

With this in mind the arguments presented by both sides showed a deep dedication to Torah and insightful views from a legal perspective. The expert legal minds dived in from fascinating angles inspiring the audience with a fresh look on this famous section of Torah. If you missed the event you can purchase the recording via lsjs.ac.uk in the shop section.  

On Thursday evening Joanne Greenaway, LSJS Chief Executive, joined Anthony Metzer QC for a fascinating discussion about Get refusal on Facebook Live. Using her previous experience as Get Case Director at the London Beth Din, they explained a new legal avenue that is being used to resolve some long-standing, difficult cases. The event generated many probing questions from the audience, demonstrating much interest in this topic, with 100’s of viewers who couldn’t join live watching the event afterwards. The full recording is available for free at facebook.com/LondonSchoolofJewishStudies  

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