Conversation: The Justice of Shmita
Leo and Julia Forchheimer Auditorium
Yeshiva University Museum presents :
The Justice of Shmita
Sep 30 2015 7:00PM
6 pm Exhibition viewing
7 pm Conversation
Join Suzanne Last Stone (University Professor of Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University) in conversation with Israel’s Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked as they discuss the role of shmita, the sabbatical year, in contemporary Israeli society, the prospect of economic reform and debt relief, Israeli constitutional law, and the model that shmita offers for Israeli and international social justice. The program complements YUM’s special exhibition, Fields of Dreams: Living Shmita in the Modern World, which includes original letters by the most important figures of the early Zionist movement.