Dr. David Dalin, Rabbi, Scholar, Author & Speaker

 

Dalin_Jewish-Justices-Supreme-CourtDr. David Dalin, Senior Research Fellow at Brandeis University, is an ordained rabbi and widely published scholar of American Jewish history. Dalin is the author or co-author of 12 books. His latest book, Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court, from Brandeis to Kagan, is available now from Brandeis University Press. This nationally-acclaimed book was selected as a Finalist for the Jewish Book Council’s 2017 National Jewish Book Award.

 

This book is the first history of the eight men and women who have served or currently serve on the United States Supreme Court. Dr. David Dalin has taught Jewish studies at several universities and has served as a visiting professor at George Washington University and at the Jewish Theological Seminary.

 

Dr. Dalin has also served as the Taube Research Fellow in American History at Stanford University, and as a Visiting Fellow at the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. A well-known lecturer, he has been a featured speaker or a scholar-in-residence at universities, synagogues and Jewish communal institutions throughout the United States and in Europe and Israel.

*Dr. David Dalin is based in Boca Raton, Florida

 

C-Span Interview with Brian Lamb: Rabbi and historian David Dalin discusses his book Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court, in which he examines the lives and legacies of the eight Jews who have served on the court: Louis Brandeis, Benjamin Cardozo, Felix Frankfurter, Arthur Goldberg, Abe Fortas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, and Elena Kagan.

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“I thought I knew a lot about the Supreme Court’s eight Jewish justices, since I have known six of them personally. But I learned so much more from David Dalin’s brilliant and readable account of their very different lives and connections to their Jewish heritage. A must read for anyone interested in Jewish, American or legal history.” Alan Dershowitz, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Emeritus, Harvard Law School and author of Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law

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Dr. David Dalin's new book is now available on Amazon.

Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: From Brandeis to Kagan (Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life)

Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court examines the lives, legal careers, and Jewish legacies of the eight Jews who have served or who currently serve as justices of the U.S. Supreme Court: Louis D. Brandeis, Benjamin Cardozo, Felix Frankfurter, Arthur Goldberg, Abe Fortas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, and Elena Kagan.

David Dalin discusses the relationship that these Jewish justices have had with the presidents who appointed them and examines the antisemitism some of the justices encountered in their ascent within the legal profession before their appointment, as well as the role that antisemitism played in their attendant political debates and Senate confirmation battles.

Upcoming Events

Acton, Massachusetts – Congregation Beth Elohim - November 11 7:00 p.m.

Boca Raton, Florida – The Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center’s Sandler Center - December 20, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Boca Raton, Florida – Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center’s Sandler Center - January 15, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Boca Raton, Florida – The Boca Raton Synagogue - February 6, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Boca Raton, Florida – Temple Beth El - February 17, 2019, 1:00 p.m.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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