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    • Friendship in the fields of Moab 

      Halpern, Stuart (2020-05-27)
      Rabbi Dr. Stu Halpern analyzes the friendship between Ruth and Naomi through the philosophy of C. S. Lewis.
    • Wondering when and how to reopen? Better call Saul. 

      Halpern, Stuart (TRIBE Media, 2020-05-30)
      The author examines the failures of Saul during the first Biblical quarantine and offers insights into what contemporary leaders can learn from his mistakes.
    • Yeshiva President Rabbi Lamm, Harrison Ford, and humility. 

      Halpern, Stuart (TRIBE Media, 2020-06-08)
      The author recounts a humorous exchange between Rabbi Lamm and Star Wars star Harrison Ford and reflects on how it can teach one to be both humble and confident in their abilities.
    • Ben-Gurion: The Man Who Willed A State 

      Rogachevsky, Neil (2020-07-01)
      As a new biography shows, David Ben-Gurion could be petty, harsh, and stubborn. He also decisively shaped almost every institution that would form the state of Israel. Straus Center Associate Director Dr. Neil Rogachevsky ...
    • Peter Beinart's Wedge 

      Rogachevsky, Neil (Mosaic is published by Bee.Ideas, LLC, an affiliate of the Tikvah Fund., 2020-07-16)
      Writing for Mosaic, Straus Center Associate Director Dr. Neil Rogachevsky argues that Peter Beinart’s call for a bi-national Jewish and Arab state is less about Israel and more about changing the foreign policy debate in America.
    • Love fest. 

      Halpern, Stuart (Nextbook, 2020-08-04)
      How Tu B’Av can cure tribalism, heal hate, and make us all better people
    • It's in the Gene(alogy): Family, Storytelling, and Salvation 

      Halpern, Stuart (The Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals., 2020-09-13)
      Rabbi Dr. Stu Halpern's essay, "It's in the Gene(alogy): Family, Storytelling, and Salvation," was featured in the most recent edition of Conversations, published by the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals.
    • Jonah: The Sequels 

      Halpern, Stuart (Bee.Ideas, LLC,, 2020-09-22)
      : Rabbi Dr. Stu Halpern examines ancient and modern retellings, Jewish and secular, of the book of Jonah, which is read on the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur.
    • A former Catholic dances with the Torah. 

      Soloveichik, Meir (Almar Latour, 2020-10-09)
      Writing for The Wall Street Journal, Straus Center Director Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik reminds us that God’s word is the center of Jewish life and that, when all else fails, the Book of Books sustains us.
    • Leave Judge Barrett’s faith out of this. 

      Soloveichik, Meir (The New York Times, 2020-10-11)
      Writing for The New York Times, Straus Center Director Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik argues that the attacks against Amy Coney Barrett's faith have no place in the American pluralistic tradition, a tradition that George ...
    • Why humdrum Cheshvan is the Jewish month we all need right now. 

      Halpern, Stuart (Nextbook, 2020-10-20)
      No holidays. No special rituals. But it’s the perfect chance to rediscover the divine possibility of the boring.
    • The fast for the furious. 

      Halpern, Stuart (Nextbook, 2020-10-21)
      Why Tzom Gedaliah is the observance our angry society desperately needs.
    • Memories of Rabbi Sacks, zt”l . 

      Halpern, Stuart (The Jewish Link of New Jersey (JLNJ), 2020-11-12)
      Rabbi Stuart Halpern reflects on Rabbi Sacks’ remarkable ability to balance his elder sageness with his youthfully enthusiastic desire to maximize each and every day of his life.
    • What gentiles can learn from Lord Sacks 

      Soloveichik, Meir (Almar Latour, 2020-11-13)
      Writing for The Wall Street Journal, Straus Center Director Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik focuses on the late Rabbi Sacks' impact outside the Jewish community.
    • Lessons in spiritual mentorship: A personal reflection on the legacy of Rabbi Lord Sacks z”l. 

      Halpern, Stuart (Yeshiva University, 2020-11-17)
      Rabbi Stu Halpern reflects on his spiritual mentorship with the late Rabbi Sacks during the latter's tenure as a visiting professor at Yeshiva University.
    • Why I won’t let my kids watch that very special Christmas episode. 

      Halpern, Stuart (Nextbook, 2020-12-18)
      Rabbi Stuart Halpern explains why he does not let his children watch Christmas-themed television and how doing so preserves the "dignity of difference."
    • The common cause of religious Americans 

      Soloveichik, Meir (American Jewish Committee, Commentary Inc., 2021-01)
      Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik comments on the media reaction to the court cases Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, New York vs. Andrew Cuomo and Agudath Israel of America vs. Cuomo.
    • God at the Inauguration 

      Halpern, Stuart; Troy, Tevi (Almar Latour, 2021-01-01)
      Rabbi Dr. Stu Halpern and Dr. Tevi Troy track the history of biblical allusions and quotes in U.S. presidential inaugural speeches.
    • Reading Esther in today's America 

      Halpern, Stuart (Independent, 2021-01-18)
      Rabbi Dr. Stu Halpern reflects on Esther's legacy, reminding us in these troubled times that it only takes one decent and committed person to save the day.
    • This unifying verse from the Torah is perfect for an inaugural speech. 

      Halpern, Stuart (Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), 2021-01-19)
      The author suggests which biblical verse President-elect Biden should use in his inauguration speech to unify our fractured nation