The ‘Or ‘Emet Fund was established in 1976 to promote the study of law in the broadest sense. The Fund seeks to promote through public discussion, research and scholarly writing, public and professional appreciation of the significance of religion, ethics, culture and history in the development of the legal system. “’Or ‘Emet” means the light of truth. In 2010, the Nathanson Centre pooled its resources with the ‘Or ‘Emet fund to ensure that the lecture would be delivered on an annual basis. As a result, the themes explored in the lecture are now also connected to the mandate of the Centre.