Professor Michael Helfand featured in “An Orthodox lawyer at a Christian law school” — JewishStandard

December 14, 2015 — Professor Michael Helfand is featured in a JewishStandard article titled “An Orthodox lawyer at a Christian law school” in advance of two upcoming engagements in New Jersey.  Professor Helfand will be a scholar in residence next Shabbat at Congregation Ahavath Torah in Englewood, and will speak on December 20th at Congregation Rinat Yisreal in Teaneck.


via JewishStandard:


…Dr. Michael Helfand, 36, might seem out of place at Pepperdine University, a Christian university where a 50-foot crucifix stands out at the campus’s entrance.
Instead, he said, he sees the California institution as “the Christian Yeshiva University. It’s extremely familiar. It has a set of values that in many ways mirror my own, and those I grew up in. It has a very similar mission to that of Yeshiva: to take learning of a wide range and incorporate that into religious life. I feel I really understand the institution, and the institution understands me.”


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