Alan Dershowitz in Conversation

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Dershowitz speaks to the group attending a pre-glow

On Thursday, Jan. 19 — on the eve of the presidential inauguration — Professor Alan Dershowitz spoke at Temple Beth El in front of 1,400 community members. His dialogue with Rabbi Mark Miller wove together personal stories about his upbringing in Brooklyn and life in the public eye for the past 50 years, with strong statements about a wide variety of issues that concern him.

Temple Beth El President Jordon Wertheimer introduces the dialogue between Rabbi Miller and Alan Dershowitz

Dershowitz discussed being a loyal Democrat who is disappointed with recent U.S. actions related to the Iran deal and the U.N. abstention. He forcefully defended Israel’s rights, while arguing that as Americans, we should all want our next president to succeed … and be ready to fight if anyone begins to chip away at civil liberties.

Rabbi Mark Miller of Temple Beth El is in conversation with Professor Alan Dershowitz before a packed audience

People walked out of the sanctuary, which Dershowitz called the most beautiful he’s ever seen, dazzled by his warmth, wit, intelligence and passion.

Federation CEO Scott Kaufman, Temple Beth El President Jordon Wertheimer, Alan Dershowitz and Cathy Deutchman
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