Edward (Eddie) Tabash is an American lawyer and political and social activist. An atheist and a proponent of the Establishment Clause, Tabash has debated several Christian apologists, including Richard Swinburne, William Lane Craig, Matt Slick and Greg Bahnsen.

Tabash is a member of the California State Bar, the American Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the Beverly Hills Bar Association. He is also the Chair of the First Amendment Task Force for the Council for Secular Humanism and has written amicus briefs for both the U.S. Supreme Court and the California State Supreme Court.

Tabash graduated magna cum laude from UCLA in 1973 and obtained a law degree from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles in 1976. His father was an orthodox rabbi from Lithuania and his mother was an Auschwitz survivor from Hungary.

Tabash lives in Beverly Hills, California.


From 1983 through 1987, Tabash was the California Issues Coordinator for the presidential campaign of former Colorado senator Gary Hart. He has also served as a campaign speaker and debater for Democratic presidential candidates Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.

From 1981 through 1998, Tabash actively debated numerous professional opponents in the abortion rights movement in California. He is also a strong proponent of decriminalizing prostitution.

In 2000, Tabash unsuccessfully ran in the Democratic primary election for a seat on the state legislature.

Commentary on his web site shows that Tabash believes in a number of philosophies reflective of personal freedom. These include the decriminalization of prostitution, free speech, abortion rights, or the woman's right to choose, and the separation of church and state. He also supports the International Sex Worker Foundation for Art, Culture and Education (ISWFACE), and the Internet Infidels, and has previously served on the National Legal Committee of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.


  • UCLA - Magna cum laude
  • Loyola Law School - Law degree

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