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Shabbat Dinner with Chaim Saiman

Friday, December 14, 2018 6 Tevet 5779

5:15 PM - 6:30 PMASBI Social Hall

Scholar-in-Residence Professor Chaim Saiman
Shabbat, December 14 & 15 at ASBI

Friday Night:
"Swords and Sword Culture"
Join us for a Shabbat dinner at shul at 5:15 PM, then stay for an oneg at 6:30 PM with a talk by Professor Saiman. All are welcome at the oneg even if you can’t attend dinner!

Please register for Shabbat dinner below.

Shabbat Morning Drasha:
"Is Halakhah Jewish Law?--and Why That is a Harder Question Than You Think"

Post-Kiddush Shiur:
"On the Road to Jericho: Chazal's Walk between
Christian Ethics and American Law (hashavat aveida)"

Professor Chaim Saiman is a scholar of Jewish law, insurance law, and private law at Villanova University. His book, Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law, was recently published by the Princeton University Press. Professor Saiman has served as the Gruss Visiting Professor of Talmudic Law at both Harvard Law School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University, and a visiting professor at the Bar-Ilan, Hebrew University, and IDC faculties of law. He has also served as an arbitrator on a rabbinical court and as an expert witness in Jewish law and insurance law in federal court.

Professor Saiman received his B.S. from Georgia State University and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. He also studied for a number of years at Yeshivat Har-Etzion (Gush) and Kerem B’Yavneh. Prior to joining the faculty at Villanova, he held fellowships at Harvard and NYU Law schools, served as a law clerk to Judge Michael McConnell on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and worked as a corporate associate with the firm Cleary Gottlieb in New York.



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Cost: $20 Members  |  $25 Non-Members

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Registration closes at 11:59 PM on Monday, December 10.


If you have any dietary restrictions, please list them in the notes when you register.

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