By Alan M. Dershowitz
Part of the Jewish come across series
One of the world’s best-known legal professionals provides us a no-holds-barred heritage of Jewish legal professionals: from the biblical Abraham via modern day advocates who've replaced the realm by means of tough the established order, protecting the unpopular, contributing to the rule of thumb of legislation, and following the biblical command to pursue justice.
The Hebrew Bible’s nice examples of advocacy on behalf of tricky defendants—Abraham attempting to persuade God to not ruin the folks of Sodom, and Moses attempting to persuade God to not damage the golden-calf-worshipping youngsters of Israel—established the template for Jewish legal professionals for the following 4,500 years. even if simply because all through background Jews have discovered themselves unjustly accused of crimes starting from deicide to ritual baby homicide to treason, or as the biblical exhortation that “justice, justice, shall you pursue” has been implanted within the Jewish psyche, Jewish legal professionals were on the leading edge in battles opposed to tyranny, in advocating for these denied due method, in negotiating for simply and equitable strategies to complicated felony difficulties, and in efforts to make sure a good trial for an individual accused of a crime.
Dershowitz profiles Jewish legal professionals famous and unheralded, favorite and excoriated, effective and defeated—and, in fact, supplies us a few glimpses into the gung-ho perform of legislations, Dershowitz-style. Louis Brandeis, Theodor Herzl, Judah Benjamin, Max Hirschberg, René Cassin, Bruno Kreisky, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Irwin Cotler are only the various “idol smashers, advocates, collaborators, rescuers, and deal makers” who helped to alter background. Dershowitz’s concepts at the way forward for the Jewish attorney are provided with an identical perception, shrewdness, and candor which are the hallmarks of his greater than 4 a long time of writings at the legislations and the way it's (and may still be!) practiced.
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Abraham: The World's First (But Certainly Not Last) Jewish Lawyer (Jewish Encounters Series) by Alan M. Dershowitz