Preeminent teacher and scholar Ruth Wisse serves as the Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Tikvah Fund and Professor Emerita of Yiddish Literature and Comparative Literature at Harvard University. In this fascinating conversation with Rabbi Soloveichik, Professor Wisse discusses growing up Jewish in Montreal, her relationship with Leonard Cohen, the failure of Yiddishists to preserve enduring Jewish commitment, how Harvard lost its faith in America, and what Jerusalem taught her about God.
Heads, Honey, Locusts, and Leeks
Why do some Jews eat leeks, dates, and even a sheep’s head on Rosh Hashanah?
What Jerusalem Means to Me: Russell Moore and Rabbi Meir Soloveichik
The prominent Christian theologian explains why Jerusalem is holy to Christians, and what that means for their relationship to the Jewish people.