When: April 28, 2011 7:30 p.m.
Where: Beth El Synagogue, 5224 W. 26th Street, St Louis Park
This Event is Free & Open to the Public
Battlefield ethics is among the hardest issue any legal system confronts because the starting point is that there are situations in which you can kill innocent people on the battlefield. Michael Broyde explores when, if, and how people may be killed in the course of battle in the Jewish tradition. This issue has implications both for the Israeli military and for Jewish soldiers outside of Israel.
Michael Broyde is professor of law at Emory University and the academic director of Emory's Law and Religion Program. He is also a dayan (member) of the Beth Din of America, the country's largest Jewish law court, and was the founding rabbi of the Young Israel synagogue in Atlanta. He has published 5 books and more than 75 articles on various aspects of law and religion and Jewish law. His most recent book is Innovation in Jewish Law: A Case Study of Chiddush in Havineinu.