Thou shalt honor thy father and thy mother and Chapter 11, Title 11, of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
Presumably that’s not how the original tablets read, but maybe Chapter 11 picks up where the Ten Commandments leave off.
Professor Michael Gerber, interim dean of Brooklyn Law School, will present the case for Bible-backed debt reorganization at an “All Nite Torah-Thon” Saturday night at Congregation B'nai Avraham. The after-hours study session is part of the Brooklyn Heights synagogue's observance of the two-day Shavuot festival.
Shavuot marks the anniversary of the day Jews believe G-d gave their ancestors the Ten Commandments, likely the most widely read legal document in all of history, so it makes sense that B'nai Avraham has asked a law scholar to kick off its night of continuing theological education with an 11:30 p.m. talk on "Bankruptcy and the Bible." continue...