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Past Course: Elections 2016

Past Course: Elections 2016

Summer 2016

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Elections season is in full swing and it seems that the world has gone mad! Both parties’ candidates are far from ideal, and the reports from the conventions are surreal. What does the Torah say about all of this?

Let’s cut past the clutter of political games and media hype, and examine the real issues. I have chosen two topics to examine critically, using the bright lens of Talmudic analysis and Torah wisdom.

  • Gun Violence
  • Immigration 

Please join me for a CLE accredited mini course, which you simply cannot miss!

The stories are heartbreaking and gut-wrenching. People are being shot anywhere, in a movie theater, a classroom, the workplace. What are we supposed to do about gun violence? Should our laws be more restrictive? Are they too restrictive already? How do we balance competing interests of safety and freedom?

This immigration debate is so harsh that people cannot even agree on the terminology. Are they called “undocumented immigrants” or “illegal aliens?” In general should we be welcoming immigration and relaxing its rules? Or should we be more cautious about who is allowed to enter and reside in this land?

How do the Torah’s teaching shape these discussions?


Rabbi Yochanan Posner is teaching these classes three separate times to suite your schedule.

  • Sunday mornings at 10:30am, July 31st and August 7th
  • Thursday mornings at 10:30am, August 4th and August 11th
  • Thursday evenings at 8pm, August 4th and August 11th

This course is approved by the Bar Association of the Illinois Supreme Court to offer 3 general or ethics CLE credits.

The course tuition is $80, and there is no extra fee for CLE credits. Non-attorneys welcome! If you want to attend, but don’t want the CLE, the total is just $40.

I look forward to exploring these serious and relevant topics with you,

Please contact me personally at 847 677 1770 x 302 or click here to reserve.

We look forward to greeting you!

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