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Monday, June 17 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
When Jewish law and Australian law clash – Contempt? Fines? Lack of fairness? What’s up with the Rabbis and why do they keep getting smashed by the courts?

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The past decade has seen significant clashes between Jewish law and Australian law played out in Supreme Courts in Australia. Some of these clashes reflect different approaches to law and conflict resolution, while others reflect the difficulties of traditional Jewish society accommodating to the norms and expectations of the rule of law in a liberal democratic and secular environment. The presentation will explore these issues as well as the tensions they create for freedom of religion.

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Marcus Solomon

Rabbi Marcus Solomon SC grew up in Perth and Melbourne and studied in Yeshivot in Melbourne, Israel, and New York. He graduated in law from the University of WA and practised in law firms until moving to the Bar in 2006. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2013. Rabbi Solomon also... Read More →

Monday June 17, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Room 4

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