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Michael Broyde

Michael J. Broyde is a Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law and the Berman Projects Director at its Center for the Study of Law and Religion. He was the Founding Rabbi of the Young Israel of Atlanta and has served in a variety of other roles in the rabbinic world. Broyde has written more than ten books, edited three more, and written hundreds of articles and book chapters. He has been a visiting professor at many universities, including Stanford, Hebrew University, University of Warsaw, and Reichman University, and speaks frequently on matters of Halakhah, law and religion, and on Orthodox policy in shuls, universities, and other public forums. He can be reached by email at

Why Are Women Obligated in Some Time-Bound Positive Commandments and Exempt from Others? A...

Michael Broyde offers a new theory for why halakhah obligates women in some time-bound positive mitzvot and exempts them from others.

Michael Broyde Responds Regarding Abortion, Halakhah, and Secular Law

What exactly did Rav Moshe Feinstein hold regarding our obligations toward secular law? Does Halakhah distinguish between the first forty days and afterward for gentiles? Michael Broyde responds to his critics.

What Does Jewish Law Think American Abortion Law Ought To Be?

In light of the Supreme Court’s decision on Friday, Michael Broyde considers what American abortion law halakhah might prefer.