Alyza D. Lewin is a lawyer specializing in litigation and government relations. She currently practices law together with her father, Nathan Lewin, at Lewin & Lewin, LLP in Washington, DC. Her work involves criminal defense and civil litigation matters.
Together with her father, Ms. Lewin has argued several times before the U.S. Supreme Court and has won landmark cases defending First Amendment rights and civil liberties.
Ms. Lewin graduated from Princeton University and New York University School of Law. She is President of the American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (“AAJLJ”).
The concept of a Shliach or emissary is central to Jewish thinking – as Jews were should think of ourselves as always representing and acting on behalf of a greater cause. In this discussion we will examine some models of this concept developed in The Talmud and see how they play into the unique reality of serving as a diplomatic representative of the Jewish State.