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Aug. 16,  2011

9/11 Expert: Jewish Perspectives

9/11 Expert Michael Broyde Michael Broyde

Emory law professor Michael Broyde is editor of a new book, “Contending with Catastrophe: Jewish Perspectives on September 11th,” a collection of Jewish reflections on 9/11 that cover two aspects of the Jewish tradition.

“The first section is about Jewish law, and it responds to a particular tragedy in a particular area of family law—the problem of the many individuals who went missing in light of the tragic events that took place on Sept. 11, 2001—10 short years ago,” says Broyde in the book’s introduction.  The second half of the book addresses Jewish ethics and theology from several perspectives.

The book concludes with prayers for the victims of 9/11 and for the full recovery and heroic recognition of the first responders and emergency workers who entered the burning towers that day.


  • Michael Broyde, Emory Law professor, senior fellow at Emory’s Center for the Study of Law and Religion
  • Expertise: Jewish law and ethics, comparative religious law, editor of the new book, “Contending with Catastrophe: Jewish Perspectives on September 11th.”
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