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Recurring Event Event Series: 2022-2023 Continuing Legal Education Series

CLE: Ransoming Captives: A Vexing Legal Dilemma

Thursday, May 4
8:30 AM EDT -10:45 AM EDT

Virtual Event


Gefsky Community Scholar Rabbi Danny Schiff

Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 8:30 AM. (Fifth CLE session.)

The Gefsky Community Scholar position is endowed by the H. Arnold and Adrien B. Gefsky Endowment Fund of the Federation’s Jewish Community Foundation.

THURSDAYS on Zoom, 8:30-10:45 AM, Sep. 22 – June 29, 2023.

The Alan Papernick Educational Institute Endowment Fund presents

A 6-Part Series taught by Foundation Scholar Rabbi Dr. Danny Schiff

Earn 2 ethics credits per class!
Open to all—you need not be a lawyer to attend.

How far should we go to ransom a captive? Should we hand over jailed terrorists to redeem a captive? How many terrorists? Does it make a difference if the captive is in mortal danger? In this CLE, Rabbi Schiff will delve into the age-old, ever-fresh problem of ransoming captives in Jewish law.





Patti Dziekan

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