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James Madison and the American Founders

December 18th, 2017

James Ceaser, professor of politics at the University of Virginia, spoke at the Straus Center on the concept of “founding” in the thought of James Madison. In a wide-ranging and provocative discussion...

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A Father’s Legacy: Christopher Scalia Speaks

December 14th, 2017

A Father’s Legacy: Christopher Scalia Speaks Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was a conservative icon, bon vivant, witty observer, music lover and an intellectual warrior. And yet above all else, ...

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Straus Scholars Visit Historic Charleston

November 6th, 2017

Straus Scholars visit historic Charleston and explore Jewish life during the Civil War period. During the fall 2017 semester, the Program on Early America and the Jews at the Zahava and Moshael Strau...

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Ambiguity and Allusion in the Book of Ruth

May 8th, 2017

Dr. Mordechai Z. Cohen, Associate Dean of YU’s Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, visited Dr. Stu Halpern’s class on “New Approaches to the Book of Ruth” on February 20, 2017, to deliver...

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Who is Mishlei’s “Woman of Valor”?

April 6th, 2017

Students in Dr. Stuart Halpern’s course, “New Approaches to the Book of Ruth” had the opportunity to hear from author Rabbi David Fohrman, of the Torah education website Alpha Beta, on April 5, 2017. ...

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Redemption of Land and Name in the Book of Ruth

April 4th, 2017

Yeshivat Eretz HaTzvi and Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies educator Rabbi Alex Israel visited Dr. Stuart Halpern’s “New Approaches to the Book of Ruth” class on March 29, to deliver a special guest ...

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Rembrandt’s Biblical Sketches

April 4th, 2017

Students in Dr. Rabbi Meir Soloveichik and Professor Jacob Wisse’s Fall 2016 Yeshiva College course on “Rembrandt and the Jews” had the opportunity to reunite on March 27, with a private viewing of te...

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The Haggadah as a Political Guide

April 4th, 2017

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks and Straus Center Director Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik delivered two public lectures at Yeshiva University’s Wilf Campus on March 26, in a program titled “Pesach and the Futur...

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