Dr. Roberta Rosenthall Kwall
Tuesday, June 29, 7:30 - 8:30 pm US ET
Often we hear someone say that they are a "cultural Jew." This program takes a deep dive into whether such a concept is even possible given that the tradition "cultural Jews" prize includes cultural components that are influenced by Jewish law. Applying the paradigm of "cultural analysis" to Jewish law, we will explore the development of Jewish law over the centuries as well as the implications of the intersection between Jewish law and culture for 21st century American Judaism.
Roberta Rosenthal Kwall is the Raymond P. Niro Professor at DePaul University College of Law. She graduated from the Brown University with a major in Religious Studies and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She also has a master’s degree in Jewish Studies. Kwall is an internationally renowned scholar and lecturer and has published over 30 scholarly articles and book chapters on a wide variety of topics including Jewish law and culture, authorship rights, and intellectual property.