Rabbi Meir Soloveichik On Religion, Jewish Ideas, And The American Founders
Rabbi Meir Soloveichik joins the Federalist Radio Hour in a recent episode to discuss issues of religious liberty and the decline of religion in America, and to give a historical perspective on the roles faith and Judaism played in the American founding. Listen to the full podcast below.
Rabbi Dr. Meir Y. Soloveichik is director of the Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University and the rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel, the oldest Jewish congregation in the United States. Prior to this, Soloveichik served as associate rabbi at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun in Manhattan. 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, Mosaic, Commentary, First Things, the Jewish Review of Books, Tradition, and the Torah U-Madda Journal. In August 2012, he gave the invocation at the opening session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. He is the son of Rabbi Eliyahu Soloveichik, grandson of the late Rabbi Ahron Soloveichik, and the great nephew of the late Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik.
Rabbi Dr. Meir Y. Soloveichik teaches an online course through the Tikvah Fund exploring how Judaism influenced the American Founders. In the course, Rabbi Dr. Soloveichik delivers eight lectures on the fascinating relationship between Jewish ideas and American political life.
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