In this special episode of The Bulletin, host Mike Cosper sits down with rabbi Meir Soloveichik, one of the world’s foremost Jewish leaders, to discuss the roots of modern antisemitism and how Jews respond to this hatred. The two talk about Jewish disdain in the ivory tower, the core of Jewish identity, and the importance of understanding the Jewish God as we navigate the complexities of the current Israel-Hamas war.
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Rabbi Dr. Meir Y. Soloveichik is one of the world’s preeminent Jewish thinkers and educators, and he’s one of America’s most influential religious leaders. He is the senior rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel in Manhattan, the oldest Jewish congregation in the United States. He is also director of the Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University. Rabbi Soloveichik has lectured internationally to Jewish and non-Jewish audiences on topics relating to faith in America, the Hebraic roots of the American founding, Jewish theology, bioethics, wartime ethics, Jewish-Christian relations, and more. He writes a monthly column in Commentary magazine, and his writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Mosaic, First Things, Azure, Tradition, the Jewish Review of Books, and many other outlets. Rabbi Soloveichik is a descendent of one of the Jewish world’s great rabbinic dynasties. He graduated summa cum laude from Yeshiva University, received his rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, and studied at its Beren Kollel Elyon. He has also studied at Yale Divinity School, and in 2010, received his doctorate in religion from Princeton University.
Listen to more in this bonus episode:Making Sense of the Israel-Hamas War
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