Rabbi Elliot Dorff to Conclude TU Jewish Law Lecture Series on March 5

Monday, February 26, 2007

Published on 2/26/07

Since fall 2006, The University of Tulsa College of Law has hosted five nationally renowned experts in Jewish law and tradition. The College concludes the TU Jewish Law Lecture Series with published author and activist Rabbi Elliot Dorff.

Dorff’s lecture, entitled “Modern Understandings of Jewish Law,” will take place 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 5, at Sharp Memorial Chapel with a reception to follow in the Chapel’s atrium. The lecture is free and open to the public.

After being ordained in 1970, Dorff earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from Columbia University. He directed the rabbinical and Masters programs at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles, California, where he is now the Distinguished Professor of Philosophy. Additionally, Dorff has authored twelve books and over 150 articles. He is a recipient of the Journal of Law and Religion’s Lifetime Achievement Award and serves as Vice-Chair of the Conservative Movement’s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards.

In conjunction with the lecture series, a collection of rare and important Jewish legal and scholarly texts will be on display until the end of the spring semester at the law school’s Mabee Legal Information Center. The Lillie Goldstein Judaica Collection is a traveling compilation of more than 300 titles in both Hebrew and English.

For more information about the Jewish Law Lecture Series or the Lillie Goldstein Collection, call Anita Corning at (918) 631-2560, e-mail anita-corning@utulsa.edu or visit http://www.law.utulsa.edu/jewishlaw.