In the inaugural Rabbi Allan Mirvis Lecture, Rabbi Soloveichik explains what makes great Jewish leaders. To him, it is the ability to recognize and build up the identities of individuals, and not just scholarship and wisdom, that makes Jewish leaders succeed. He contrasts the duties of Jewish priests and kings with the current roles of roshei yeshiva [professors of Talmud] and pulpit rabbis
This lecture was given at Yeshiva University on December 21, 2014.
What Jerusalem Means to Me: Rep. Ritchie Torres and Rabbi Meir Soloveichik
The Democratic congressman explains why he's become such a resolute defender of the Jewish state.
Heads, Honey, Locusts, and Leeks
Why do some Jews eat leeks, dates, and even a sheep’s head on Rosh Hashanah?