Courtroom Trials in Jewish History by Esther Zaretsky
These trials teach us how the Jewish people struggled through the ages to resolve their controversies while faithfully embracing their moral compass of justice and equality. From the treason trial of Capt. Alfred Dreyfus, we learn how France separated church from state in politics and how Zionism influenced the creation of the modern state of Israel. From the trial of Leo Frank, we learn how his lynching inspired the creation of the Anti-Defamation League. The aftermath of the alleged trial of Jesus of Nazareth inspired a new religion that has flourished around the globe. The verdicts from these trials formed policies and shaped societies for generations to follow.
Year first published: 2021