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Last Stone

Suzanne Last Stone, a former research fellow of the Hartman Institute’s iEngage Project, is University Professor of Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization, Professor of Law, and Director of the Center for Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University.

She has held the Gruss Visiting Chair in Talmudic Civil Law at both the Harvard and University of Pennsylvania Law Schools, and also has visited at Princeton, Columbia Law, Hebrew University Law, and Tel Aviv Law. She is a graduate of Princeton University and Columbia University Law School and was a Danforth Fellow in 1974 in Jewish History and Classical Religions at Yale University.

Before joining the Cardozo faculty, Stone clerked for Judge John Minor Wisdom of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and then practiced litigation at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison. Professor Stone is the co-editor-in-chief of Diné Israel, a peer review journal of Jewish law, co-edited with Tel Aviv Law School. Professor Stone writes and lectures on the intersection of Jewish thought, legal theory, and the humanities. Her work has been translated into German, French, Italian, Hebrew, and Arabic.

Suzanne Last Stone


Jun 26, 2012

2012 Robert P. Kogod Annual Lecture: Divided Loyalties: The Problem of Dual Sovereignty and Constitutional Faith

Apr 10, 2012

Differing reactions to compulsory health care in the US and in Israel is to be found in assessments of which value is more important: dignity or liberty?

Mar 30, 2012

Suzanne Last Stone, a member of the Hartman Institute`s iEngage Team, discusses the conditions necessary for Israel to emerge as a ‘Philanthropy Nation’

Mar 7, 2012

The debate on Haredi exemption from military service in Israel is less about religion and more about the political vision of the State

Jan 25, 2012

Jews in the diaspora must view fractious debate in Israel as the cacophony of the beit midrash, not embarrassment

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The End of Policy Substance in Israel Politics