Jewish Values Inform and Sometimes Challenge This Retired Lawyer and Public School Trustee

When Joel Hertz had his Bar Mitzvah, he spoke so well that people said, “Oh, you should be a lawyer.” “I was good in history and social sciences and always interested in reading,” he recalls, “and I liked to argue.” Decades later, Joel, who lives in Toronto in Ontario, Canada, has built a career for himself doing just that—and then some. In 1979, he was called to another kind of bar—the Ontario Bar Association—and went o...

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