While the Passover Seder is a celebration of the freedom of our Jewish ancestors from Egyptian slavery and becoming a nation, it is hard to picture this in terms of what the experience of being in the Holocaust, as it was very much not an experience of freedom. Moreover, a cornerstone of the Passover Seder experience is drinking a minimum of four cups as part of the expression of our freedom. However, what was possible to do while in the ghettos of the Nazis? Based on his “Jewish Law From out of the Depths: Tragic Choices in the Holocaust”, The Jewish Drinking Show‘s first Holocaust episode welcomes Professor Samuel J. Levine to discuss this matter on the 131st episode of the show.
Biography of Guest
Professor Levine joined the Touro Law Center faculty in 2010 as Professor of Law and Director of the Jewish Law Institute. He previously served as Professor of Law at Pepperdine University School of Law, and he has served as the Beznos Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University College of Law. His scholarship has been cited in more than 600 articles and books by scholars in 30 countries. He is the author of Jewish Law and American Law: A Comparative Study (Two Volumes) and Was Yosef on the Spectrum? Understanding Joseph Through Torah, Midrash, and Classical Jewish Sources.