OU Press announces the publication of With Liberty and Justice: The Fifty Day Journey from Egypt to Sinai by Senator Joe Lieberman with Rabbi Ari Kahn, published in conjunction with Maggid Books. The book explores the link between Passover and Shavuot—and the connection between the concepts of liberty and law. Charting the fifty-day period between the two holidays, Senator Lieberman and Rabbi Kahn present fifty short essays arguing that the Exodus on Passover remains incomplete without the Revelation on Shavuot. Drawing on the Bible and rabbinic literature, U.S. politics and modern legal theory, Jewish humor and American folklore, the authors follow the annual journey from Egypt to Sinai, illustrating that there can be no liberty without law, no freedom without justice.
Joe Lieberman was a U.S. senator from Connecticut for twenty-four years. At the end of his service in January 2013, he was Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and a senior member of the Armed Services Committee. In 2000, he was the Democratic candidate for Vice President of the United States. Now senior counsel at the law firm of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres LLP in New York and Chairman of United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), Senator Lieberman the author of seven books on history, government, law, and religion, including The Gift of Rest: Rediscovering the Beauty of the Sabbath, published by OU Press.
Rabbi Ari Kahn received his rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary where he studied with Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveitchik. He is Director of Foreign Student Programs at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, where he also is a senior lecturer in Jewish studies. Rabbi Kahn is also the author of Echoes of Eden, a 5-volume series of in-depth studies on the Torah published by OU Press.
OU Press, the publishing division of the Orthodox Union, publishes works of the highest quality by today’s leading Jewish thinkers. OU Press publications on holidays include The Seder Night: An Exalted Evening, the Passover Haggadah with commentary by Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Festivals of Faith: Reflections on the Jewish Holidays by Rabbi Dr. Norman J. Lamm, containing selected sermons from a master of the genre, and Seder Talk: A Conversational Haggada by Dr. Erica Brown, which offers a fresh approach from a prominent scholar and educator.