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Justice Elon was an incredible person, towering in intellectual stature and yet approachable and warm. Both his smile and his passion for the pursuit of justice were infectious. Aside from his written decisions and abundant scholarship, he left a legacy of dozens of students, mostly in Israel and a few in America. I am privileged to count myself as one of them.
May his memory be a blessing.
About the Author: Rabbi Michael Broyde is a law professor at Emory University and project director at Emory University’s Center for the Study of Law and Religion.
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