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    • Israel's vaccine triumph 

      Soloveichik, Meir (American Jewish Committee, Commentary Inc., 2021-02)
      Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik argues that the high vaccine rate among Israel's elderly combined with the high birth rate showcases the strength of Israeli society.
    • Lively Debate on the Media and Religion at The Straus Center 

      Berlinger, Laura (YU Marketing & Communication, 2019-06-18)
      On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, the Straus Center, the BYU International Center for Law and Religion Studies and the J. Reuben Clark Law Society co-sponsored a panel discussion titled “The Media and Religion: Trends and Challenges.”
    • Straus Semikha Fellows Culminate Rabbinic Seminar With Visit to Charleston, South Carolina 

      Bettencourt, Michael (YU Marketing & Communications, 2018-06-11)
      As part of its ongoing study of the role of Judaism and Jews in Early America, the Program on Early America and the Jews at the Straus Center returned to historic Charleston in the summer of 2018, this time with rabbinical ...
    • A Conversation of Biblical Proportions 

      Straus Center Staff (YU Marketing & Communication, 2018-05-02)
      What could be better than a night at the movies with Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik and John Podhoretz? Especially when the movies are about Moses? In a pre-Shavuot event in a packed auditorium at the YU Museum, the two men ...
    • Finding Meaning in Modernity 

      Straus Center Staff (YU Marketing & Communications, 2018-04-18)
      On the eve of Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut, Leon Kass, philosopher and bioethicist, and Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik discussed memory, patriotism, Israel, and meaning in an animated dialogue at Congregation Shearith Israel.
    • The Jew Who Ran Away 

      Soloveichik, Meir (American Jewish Committee, Commentary Inc., 2021-03)
      : Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik looks back at the film Chariots of Fire, which chronicles the life of the Jewish Olympic gold medalist Harold Abrahams and his Christian counterpart, Eric Liddell.
    • 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.
    • What the Bible Taught Lincoln About America 

      Soloveichik, Meir (Dow Jones & Co., Inc., 2020-02-15)
      Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik tracks Lincoln's use of the Bible in his presidential speeches and remarks.
    • When Lincoln died on Passover 

      Soloveichik, Meir (ISSN: 2641-094X, 1083-3013, 2015-04-20)
      Abstract: Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik explores the historical and theological significance of Lincoln's death, which occurred over Passover 1865.
    • God’s Providence and the United States: A Thanksgiving Reader on Judaism and the American Idea 

      Soloveichik, Meir (Yeshiva University:, 2013-11-13)
      Much has been made in the media of the fact that Thanksgiving occurs this year on the first day of Chanukah. While this has provided much fodder for humorous remarks about "Thanksgivukkah," in fact, the convergence of ...
    • God Delivered the Pilgrims—and My People 

      Soloveichik, Meir (Dow Jones, 2013-10-22)
      Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik reflects on the convergence of Thanksgiving with the first day of Hanukkah.
    • Dignity in Flames 

      Lerner, Dov (First Things, 2019-12-23)
      Rabbi Dr. Dov. Lerner remarks on the tension between the pure halakhic utility of the Chanukah candles and their public symbolism.
    • Cinderella and Esther 

      Trapedo, Shaina (New Jersey: The Jewish Standard, 2021-02-10)
      In an interview with The Jewish Standard, Dr. Shaina Trapedo, adjunct English professor at Yeshiva University, discusses how Esther is the anti-Cinderella and reflects on the power of stories.
    • Six Perspectives on the Yamin Noraim — Home Shuling: Patience in a Pandemic 

      Koenigsberg, Chaya Sima (NY, New York: Yeshiva University, 2020)
      Writing for Yeshiva University's Rosh Hashanah 5781 Torah To-Go, Straus Center Resident Scholar Dr. Chaya Sima Koenigsberg reflects on transitioning from a Rosh Hashanah centered on synagogue service to a Rosh Hashanah ...
    • Freedom and the Flames of Faith: A Tribute to Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, zt”l 

      Lerner, Dov (, 2020)
      Writing for YU Chanukah To-Go, Straus Center Resident Scholar Rabbi Dov Lerner makes the case for Chanukah as a celebration of, in the words of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, "personal responsibility for the moral-spiritual order."
    • Against Court and Constitution: A Never-Before-Translated Speech by David Ben-Gurion 

      Rogachevsky, Neil; Ben-Gurion, David (Mosaic is published by Bee.Ideas, LLC, an affiliate of the Tikvah Fund., 2021-03-10)
      In this newly translated speech, David Ben-Gurion makes the case against any kind of written formal constitution for the Jewish state. The speech was translated by Straus Center Associate Director Dr. Neil Rogachevsky for ...
    • 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.
    • 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 ...
    • "We Were All Born in Jerusalem": A Never-Before Translated Speech by Menachem Begin 

      Rogachevsky, Neil; Begin, Menchem (2020-05-14)
      Given by Menachem Begin at a commemorative event for the Soviet city of Brisk, which served as a home for 20,000 Jews before they were slaughtered by the Nazis, this newly translated speech (courtesy of Straus Center ...
    • Spare Your People a Fourth Election, O Israel, and Form a Minority Government 

      Rogachevsky, Neil (Bee.Ideas, LLC (The Tikvah Fund), 2020-03-12)
      Minority governments are thus not a panacea. They are weaker than majorities; they don’t last; and they complicate the business of parliamentary government. But at least they allow that business to take place and thereby ...