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Trial: The People v. Aaron

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The Golden Calf Story - Did Aaron Incite a Rebellion?

The Honorable Erwin Chemerinsky - For the Defense

The Honorable Laurie Levenson - For the People

Justice Richard Fybel - Presiding

Rabbi Arnold Rachlis - Discussion Panelist

Dr. Jack Miles, UC Irvine - Discussion Panelist

Dr. Julia Lupton, UC Irvine - Discussion Panelist


Sunday, February 25, 2018 1:00-3:00 p.m.


From Ruly Tribe to Unruly Mob: 

 What Happened to the Israelites When Moses Went Up to Mt. Sinai?

Back by popular demand, our Annual Biblical Trial summons you to return as a juror in this year’s compelling case.

When Moses leaves for his 40 days to Mt. Sinai, things quickly fall apart. Impatient and unknowing of Moses’ whereabouts, the people insist Aaron make them a god to worship and he builds the golden calf.

God is mad, but who’s to blame – the People or Aaron? 

 Watch the drama unfold! Join constitutional scholar and Dean of the UC Berkeley Law School Erwin Chemerinsky and Loyola law professor and former Federal Prosecutor Laurie Levenson for a searching and entertaining discussion of the legal and ethical questions at stake in this great story.  They will present the evidence and argue the case; but in the end, you, the jury, will decide:  Is Aaron guilty of inciting a rebellion?

After submission of the “evidence,” there will be a lively panel discussion on timeless and timely moral, ethical and philosophical themes led by Rabbi Arnold Rachlis and UCI Professors Dr. Julia Lupton and Dr. Jack Miles.





NOTE: Tickets are non-refundable. We will be processing all orders in the coming several weeks and will begin ticket distribution by mail approximately three weeks prior to the program. Your ticket order will also include parking information. We look forward to your attendance and participation as part of the “jury.”

If you require handicapped parking, please send an email to


 MCLE CREDIT – This program has been approved for 2.50 hours of general credit by the State Bar of California.  Jones Day is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider.

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