In recent decades, the holiday of Tu b’Shvat has increasingly been celebrated as a Jewish Earth Day, marked by the celebration of nature and environmentalist activism. But is that really what Tu b’Shvat is about? In this brief conversation with Tikvah Executive Director Eric Cohen, Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik takes a closer look at the origins of the day in order to illuminate the deeper meaning of Tu b’Shvat. He explains Tu b’Shvat’s proto-Zionist message and shows us how the day can serve as a chance to reconnect with our roots by forging a closer connection with the Land of Israel.
Rabbi Meir Soloveichik on Covenantal Living and What He’s Learned From the Hebrew Bible
Rabbi Soloveichik joins the Church News podcast to discuss religious liberty and what he's learned from his friends in the Latter-Day Saint community.
What Jerusalem Means to Me: Sec. Michael Pompeo and Rabbi Meir Soloveichik
The former U.S. Secretary of State discusses the essential history of the Holy City and how the Abraham Accords came about.