Chabad to hold 17th conference on Talmud and law

Chabad of Greater St. Louis will host its annual Conference on Talmud & Contemporary Law from 12:45 to 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 1. The seminar has been accredited for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) by the Missouri Bar since its inception 16 years ago, and will be held at the Center of Clayton, 50 Gay Avenue in Clayton. It is open to the entire St. Louis legal community.

The conference was designed to provide a forum for the comparative analysis of legal, ethical and public policy issues under Jewish and secular law. It offers modern legal minds the opportunity to explore age-old Jewish legal principles and their relevance to current law and public policy.

Participants will be addressed by prominent scholars at the intersection of Talmudic and secular law. Samuel J. Levine is Professor of Law and Director of the Jewish Law Institute at Touro Law Center. He has published more than 40 law review articles and has lectured widely in the areas of legal ethics, criminal law, law and religion, Jewish law and constitutional law.

Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe is a prolific writer and speaker and is the Dean of the Institute for American & Talmudic Law in New York and the Resident Scholar for Chabad at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.


The topics of this year’s conference include “The Bin Ladin Killing: Extra Judicial Execution and Incarceration In Judaic Law,” The Ethics Of Lawyerly Advice: Vigorous Counsel Or Suborning Perjury?” “A Critical Analysis of Talmudic Citations in American Judicial Opinions” and “An Examination of American Codes of Professional Ethics from a Perspective of Jewish Law.”

This program is offered by Chabad of Greater St. Louis in partnership with the Cardoza Society of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. For secure online reservations and additional information, visit or call Chabad at 314-725-0400.