American attorney Nathan Lewin was a guest speaker this past Shabbos at the Jewish community of Hong Kong in China.
An expert on constitutional religious freedom and rights, Lewin shared highlights of his long career with the guests at the Friday night meal and Shabbos day kiddush of Chabad of Hong Kong.
He was introduced by Rabbi Mordechai Avtzon, regional director of Chabad in Asia.
Lewin spoke about the recent cases he’s been involved with, such as the right to wear a yarmulka in the U.S. army on behalf of the Aleph Institute and the injustice done to former Postville businessman Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin.
But what the President of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers said he was most proud of was his work on the 1987 seforim case.
“Of all the cases in which I have been involved over the last five, this was, by far, the most fascinating and unique case,” he said about the battle over the ownership of the Agudas Chassidei Chabad Library in Brooklyn, NY.