JLLC Presents: Abortion Rights and Jewish Law (JLLC)

Thursday, February 16, 2023 (12pm - 1pm US/Central)

The Supreme Court sparked controversy when it issued its decision in Dobbs this past year. With the influx of states passing new abortion laws, the debate swirling around abortion has largely centered religion, namely Christianity, as the Pro-Life justification for these laws. However, in June of 2022 the Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor in Palm Beach County sued the state of Florida, arguing that Florida’s new abortion law violates Jewish religious freedom.

The Jewish Law Librarians Caucus is hosting a webinar which will feature a panel including Rabbi and Attorney Barry Silver, whose congregation initiated this lawsuit, and Linda Miklowitz, a retired attorney of 30 years and Chair of the Tallahassee National Council of Jewish Women Action Team. The panelists will answer questions about how Jewish law views abortion and the implications abortion laws may have on the religious freedoms of Jewish people. At the conclusion of the panel, the webinar will hold a brief Q&A session for any participants who wish to ask a question to the panelists. This webinar is open to everyone, so feel free to share the webinar registration widely.

Registration Details: Please register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This webinar is open to all AALL members. Register now.