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Rabbi Michael Broyde

Michael J. Broyde is a professor of law and the academic director of the Law and Religion Program at Emory University. He is also a senior fellow in the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. His primary areas of interest are law and religion, Jewish law and ethics, and comparative religious law. Broyde has published more than 70 articles on various aspects of law and religion and Jewish law, and a number of articles in the area of federal courts.

Broyde holds a law degree from New York University, and is ordained (yoreh yoreh ve-yadin yadin) as a rabbi by Yeshiva University. 

Broyde has written books and delivered speeches on Jewish law, and his work is frequently cited by other writers on his subjects of expertise. Over the past few years he has written important articles on hair covering and halacha, military and battlefield ethics in the Jewish tradition, innovation and Jewish law, the 9-11 agunot in the Beth Din of America, and the future of Modern Orthodoxy.