Oct 18, 2017
Rabbi Dr. Moshe Goldfeder, Esq. is Senior Lecturer at Emory University School of Law, Spruill Family Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion, and Director of the Restoring Religious Freedom Project. He is also Special Counsel for International Affairs at the American Center for Law and Justice, Editor of the Cambridge University Press Series on Law and Judaism, a Trustee of the Center for Israel Education, and has served as an adviser to the Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations.
Rabbi Goldfeder received semicha yoreh yoreh from both Yeshiva University and Rav Ephraim Greenblatt (author of the Rivavot Ephraim), and yadin yadin from both Rav Gedaliah Dov Schwartz, shlitah (Av Beth Din, Rabbinical Council of America and Chicago Rabbinical Council), and Rav Dovid Schochet, shlitah (President, Toronto Rabbinical Council). He received his J.D. from NYU School of Law, where he was awarded the Chuna David and Rose Estreicher Memorial Prize (for excellence in the study of issues confronting the Jewish/Israeli peoples), and his LLM and doctorate from Emory University, where he received the Eliza Ellison Prize for Leadership in Law and Religion, and the Herman Dooyeweerd Prize for Excellence in Law and Religion.
Rabbi Goldfeder's work focuses primarily on law and religion, international law, Jewish law, and family law, and he publishes widely in those areas. Most recently, he co-authored the newest edition of the five-volume treatise Religious Organizations and the Law (Westlaw, 2017). A frequent speaker at national and international conferences, Goldfeder has also taught courses at Georgia State University School of Law and Florida Southern College (USA), University of Padua and Scuola Galileana (Italy), and the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliyah's Radzyner Law School (Israel). He lives in Atlanta, GA, with his wife Michelle and their family.