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Menachem Elon: The Sweet Revolutionary

The late Israeli Supreme Court judge Menachem Elon, was a pioneer of Jewish and Israeli law.

The late Deputy President of  the Israeli Supreme Court, Menachem Elon.

The late Deputy President of the Israeli Supreme Court, Menachem Elon.

It is a traditional Jewish wish to say to mourners that they should be “comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.” In fact, all of Zion and Jerusalem need comfort over the passing of Menachem Elon.

About the Author: Nathan Lewin, a former president of the Greater Washington Jewish Community Relations Council, has argued 28 cases in the Supreme Court of the United States and is an adjunct lecturer at Columbia Law School where he teaches “Religious Minorities in Supreme Court Litigation.”

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