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.

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Michael J. Broyde was twice ordained by Rabbi Lamm. He is a law professor at Emory University. He has held a variety of rabbinic roles over the years, from director of the Beth Din of America to rabbi of the Young Israel in Atlanta to Rosh Kollel of Atlanta Torah Mitzion.