Meir Soloveichik *10, Rabbi; Director, Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought, Yeshiva University
Rabbi Soloveichik’s lecture focuses on the incredible story of one of America's earliest Jews, and the link between Judaism and the American idea.
Rabbi Dr. Meir Y. Soloveichik *10 is Director of the Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University and Rabbi at Congregation Shearith Israel in Manhattan. He graduated summa cum laude from Yeshiva College, received his semikha from Rabbi Issac Elchanan Theological Seminary, and was a member of its Beren Kollel Elyon. In 2010, he received his doctorate in religion from Princeton University. Rabbi Soloveichik has lectured throughout the United States, in Europe, and in Israel to both Jewish and non-Jewish audiences on topics relating to Jewish theology, bioethics, wartime ethics, and Jewish-Christian relations. His essays on these subjects have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, First Things, Azure, Tradition, and the Torah U-Madda Journal.
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