The UC San Diego Jewish Studies Program presents:

Muslim and Christian Influence on Jewish Law in the Middle Ages

by David Golinkin, PhD.
President and Professor of Jewish Law, Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem

Description: As a rule, people think that legal systems and religions are closed. In reality, legal systems and religions borrow laws and customs from each other. In this lecture, we shall see that Judaism borrowed laws and customs from Christianity and Islam during the Middle Ages (500-1600 c.e).

Monday, January 25th, 2016
5:00 pm
Faculty Club
UC San Diego
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David Golinkin

Prof. Golinkin is President and Professor of Jewish Law at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. For twenty years he served as Chair of the Va'ad Halakhah (Law Committee) of the Rabbinical Assembly which writes responsa and gives halakhic guidance to the Masorti (Conservative) Movement in Israel. He is the founder and Director of the Institute of Applied Halakhah at The Schechter Institute whose goal is to publish a library of halakhic literature for the Conservative and Masorti Movements. He is also the Director of the Center for Women in Jewish Law at the Schechter Institute.