Announcement: Straus Center Programs


  • “From Sodom to Nuremberg: A Conversation about Genesis, Justice and Law”: A Discussion Between Alan Dershowitz of Harvard University and Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik

    The event will take place Tuesday, November 20th, at 7PM in Weissberg Commons, Yeshiva University.
    Please RSVP to [email protected]

  • “The Merchant of Venice: A Jewish and British Reflection”: A
    discussion between Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks and Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik on Torah, law and literature

    The event will take place on Friday, November 30th at 9:30AM in
    Weissberg Commons, Yeshiva University.
    Please RSVP to [email protected]

  • The Straus Center and the Tikvah fund are co-sponsoring an upcoming summer institute, which will take place at Yale University and Yeshiva University, and is entitled God, Ethics, and American Democracy (program website: The program is open to current 11th and 12th graders. Led by Rabbi Mark Gottlieb, Tikvah’s Senior Director, the core of the Institute will be twice-daily seminars, taught by Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik (Director of Yeshiva University’s Straus Center) and Professor Gilbert Meilaender (Valparaiso University and former member of the President’s Council on Bioethics), on foundational texts and questions related to God and human nature, ethics and politics, and the most pressing moral issues of contemporary democratic life.

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    2 Responses

    1. MiMedinat HaYam says:

      i realize there are scheduling issues, but friday morning??? (esp in winter?)

      and where will the chief rabbi be for that shabbat?

    2. Dude says:



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