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For Immediate Release
TOURO PRESENTS CONFERENCE ON THE POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SITUATION IN ISRAEL: A TORAH PERSPECTIVE
May 18, 2006: Touro College, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and the Law Center’s Institute of Jewish Law will present a conference on Sunday June 18, 2006 at Lander College for Men, located at 75-31 150th Street, in Flushing, Queens. Entitled “The Political and Social Situation in Israel: A Torah Perspective,” the conference will feature presentations by leading scholars and rabbis from Israel and the United States. Security, religious and social issues in Israel are of great concern to Jewish people all over the world, and the conference will address these problems from a Torah perspective.
Presenters at the conference will include Rabbi Israel M. Lau, formerly the chief rabbi of Israel and currently chief rabbi of Tel Aviv; Rabbi Shear-Yashuv Cohen, chief rabbi of Haifa; Rabbi Hershel Schachter, Rosh Kollel Elyon at Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary; and Rabbi Dr. Moshe Tendler, Professor of Talmudic Law at Yeshiva University. The morning session will be moderated by Rabbi Tzvi Flaum, Mashgiach Ruchani and Professor of Judaic Studies at Lander College for Women, and the afternoon session will be moderated by Rabbi Dr. Moshe Sokol, Dean of Lander College for Men.
Rabbi Dr. Bernard Lander, Founder and President of Touro College, and Lawrence Raful, Dean of Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, will deliver greetings and opening remarks will be made by Rabbi Dr. Chaim Povarsky, Director of the Institute of Jewish Law at the Law Center.
The conference is free and open to the public, and a complimentary lunch will be served. Please RSVP before June 8 for lunch reservations. The conference will begin with registration at 10:30 AM and will conclude following a question and answer period at 4:00 PM. For more information or to RSVP for lunch, please call (718) 820-4928.
Touro College has experienced phenomenal growth since its founding in 1971, and is currently educating more than 22,000 students at locations in New York, California, Nevada, Jerusalem, Moscow and Berlin. Touro College continues to have a profound impact on the lives of its students and on the Jewish and general communities.
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