"Justice Across Cultures" in Jerusalem

"Justice Across Cultures," a conference in cooperation with the Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish History, takes place in Jerusalem on December 21, 2004. The conference is a companion event to a conference by the same name that took place at Brandeis on March 8, 2004.

The Jerusalem conference features talks by well-known Israeli thinkers, with a focus on the communal, national, and global dimensions of justice. A publication is forthcoming.

This event is cosponsored by the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life and the Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish History.

SESSION 1   Chairperson - Prof. Joseph Hecker

Justice and Religion

9:00 am–11:00 am

Prof. Jehuda Reinharz, President, Brandeis University
Prof. Michael Heyd, Chairperson, The Historical Society of Israel
Prof. Yedidya Stern, Chairperson of the Academic Committee

Prof. Avi Ravitzki
Heavenly Justice and Political Justice: Controversy in
Jewish Philosophy

Prof. Yedidya Stern
You Will Have One Constitution (?): Law, Halach and
Plural Justice in Israel

SESSION 2   Chairperson - Prof. Birchyahu Lifschitz

Social Justice - Historical Study

11:30 am–1:30 pm


Prof. Ze`ev Safrai
Divine Justice Versus Social Justice in the Period of the
Mishna and the Talmud

Prof. Avraham Grossman
The Struggle for Social Justice in the Jewish Communities
in the Middle Ages

SESSION 3   Chairperson - Prof. Ora Limor

Justice and Man

2:30 pm–4:00 pm


Prof. Alon Harel
What is a Discriminatory Practice? On the Relevance of Social Meanings to the Legal Regulation of Minorities Practices

Dr. Yizhak Benbaj
Personal Justice and Multi-culture

Prof. Moshe Halbertal
The Brother and the Other: Between Civic Rights
and Human Rights

SESSION 4   Chairperson - Mr. Zvi Yekutiel

Justice and Society

5:00 pm–6:30 pm

Dr. Fania Oz-Salzberg, Chairperson
Injustice: Jewish, European, Israeli

Prof. David Heyd
Justice and Solidarity