Daniel J. Feder

Rabbi Daniel J. Feder is the senior rabbi of Peninsula Temple Sholom in Burlingame, CA.

The Roots of the Amicus Brief

D'Var Torah By: Beth Kalisch

Following the giving of the Ten Commandments in last week’s Torah portion, Parashat Mishpatim brings us a diverse collection of civil, criminal, ritual, and ethical laws. Included in the parashah is a section of text that has become relevant to a topic that is highly contested in our day. Next month, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear Whole Woman's Health v. Cole, a challenge to a restrictive Texas abortion law. It will be the first time in more than 20 years that the Supreme Court has heard an abortion case.