September 4, 2020

Hungry for More, a Journey from Lawyer to Rabbi: A Conversation w/ Chaim Galfand

How do we think about law?


Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by fellow Penn Law alum, Rabbi Chaim Galfand, of Perelman Jewish Day School, to discuss the very notion of law itself and the many contexts in which we can think about the idea of law.


In today’s episode, Aaron and Chaim contemplate where it is we “get our compass points,” the idea of layers and dimension, the fact that law can be complicated and convoluted, the importance of making connections, and the concept of making a difference. Examining the parallels between American law and Jewish law, Chaim and Aaron delve deep into the idea of a lawyering life, drawing on their own personal and professional experiences.


Reflecting on his own journey, Chaim talks about how critical awareness is, as well as optimism and humility. In his article, “Virtual Faith,” in the Summer 2020 edition of the Penn Law Alumni Journal, Chaim writes more about these ideals and their role in navigating the current pandemic. Aaron and Chaim touch on this and more in today’s conversation - talking about commonality, interpretation, perspective, and division.


Why do we “practice” law? What are the misconceptions surrounding law? Is law central?




Listen in to learn more!


To learn more about Rabbi Galfand, as well as the Perelman Jewish Day School, please visit their website here.


To read Rabbi Galfand’s article, “Virtual Faith,” in the Summer 2020 edition of Penn Law’s Alumni Journal, please click here and visit page 29.



Host: Aaron Freiwald

Guest: Rabbi Chaim Galfand


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