Sefer Ha-Hayim Blog
Saturday, February 10, 2007
New Book: Practical Halakhah for Lawyers
Yashar Books is pleased to announce the publication of Rabbi Michael J. Broyde's The Pursuit of Justice and Jewish Law: Halakhic Perspectives on the Legal Profession (Second Edition). In this book, Michael J. Broyde, Professor of Law at Emory University, founding rabbi of the Young Israel in Atlanta and a member dayan of the Beth Din of America, takes a fearless inside look at the ethical and halakhic issues facing the Jewish lawyer and anyone caught up in the American legal system.
What do you do when your religion conflicts with your obligations as a lawyer? This book systematically examines the ethical and halakhic issues raised by the many different facets of law practice, as well as other issues encountered by the Jewish lawyer.
Is a lawyer allowed to assist a client in pursuing claims contrary to Jewish law? May a lawyer cross-examine a witness he knows is telling the truth? Can he give advise a client to act in a way that is financially beneficial but constitutes a violation of Jewish law?
Broyde answers these questions with his characteristic clarity, broad knowledge of Jewish law and deep understanding of the ethical dilemmas facing lawyers.
“It's a ‘must-read’ for anyone interested in Jewish law or Jewish lawyers—or for anyone intrigued by the interrelationship of religion and the practice of law.”See here for more about the book. Order the book online or ask for it in your local Judaica store.
—Prof. Steven H. Resnicoff, DePaul University College of Law