UPDATE: THIS IS A RECORDING OF A LIVE BROADCAST THAT AIRED SUNDAY, NOV. 15, 2009 AT 10AMsee video players below JewishJournal.com will broadcast LIVE from American Jewish University on Sunday at 10am. Tune in to this page to watch “The People vs. King Saul.” The seventh annual mock trial begins with a Biblical text study led by Rabbi Ed Feinstein of Valley Beth Shalom. The trial follows, pitting outstanding prosecutor, Laurie Levenson, against formidable defense attorney, Erwin Chemerinsky, as they argue the case. Culminating our Celebration of Jewish Books, pre-eminent UC Berkeley professor, scholar and author, Robert Alter, who has written on the literary aspects of the Bible will conclude the program with a presentation entitled: The Transparent King (Saul) and the Opaque Rival (David). For information or to purchase tickets call (310) 440-1246
Rabbi Ed Feinstein
Professor Robert Alter
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Rabbi Ed Feinstein is the senior rabbi at Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, CA. He serves on the faculty of the Ziegler Rabbinical School at American Jewish University, the Whizin Center for the Jewish Family and the Synagogue 3000 Initiative. He has authored several books and many articles and is a master storyteller.
Laurie Levenson is Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Ethical Advocacy at Loyola University Law School. Prior to joining the law school faculty, she served as Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles, receiving the Attorney General’s Director’s Award for Superior Performance.
Erwin Chemerinsky is the founding Dean of the law school at the University of California, Irvine. A prolific author and lecturer, Professor Chemerinsky has argued many cases before the United States Supreme Court, Federal Courts of Appeals and the California Supreme Court.
Professor Robert Alter is Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California at Berkeley. His twenty-two published books include two prize winning volumes on biblical narrative and award winning translations of Genesis and the Five Books of Moses. He is this year’s recipient of the Robert Kirsch Award from the Los Angeles Times for lifetime contribution to American letters.
ON THE CHARGE OF ATTEMPTED MURDER: GUILTY
ON THE CHARGE OF SOLICITATION TO MURDER: GUILTY