By COLlive reporter
Nathan Lewin, renowned attorney who represented the Lubavitch movement in 2 critical cases, presented a fascinating lecture for lawyers on Thursday, January 27 at Chabad of the Plaza District in New York City.
Organized by the Institute of American & Talmudic Law, a division of Chabad Midtown Manhattan, the course “Can Religious Standards = Illegal Discrimination?” analyzed cases involving religion in the public sphere.
It explored “Did the Supreme Courts of the United States, England and Israel really hold that compliance with religious standards is illegal discrimination?”
Mr. Lewin has argued cases of this nature before the U.S. Supreme Court for many decades – such as the right to display Chanukah Menorahs in public forums and the 1987 Seforim case.
Lewin held the audience spellbound with his insights and humorous anecdotes.
Lewin is also involved in the Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin case.
On the Talmudic side, Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe, Dean of the Institute of American & Talmudic Law, presented Torah sources mirroring and contrasting Mr. Lewin’s insights.
Rabbi Yehoshua Metzger, director of Chabad Midtown thanked Rabbi Noach Heber of IAT Law for organizing this educational event.