The above speech was given by Meir Soloveichik at the opening event for the inaugural cohort of the Truman Scholars program, a two-year track for outstanding 7th and 8th grade students in Orthodox Jewish day schools, which is overseen by the Tikvah Fund. In the speech, Rabbi Soloveichik examines the single most important decision Harry Truman made concerning the Jewish people, and what that choice can teach us about Truman, America, the Jewish people, and the state of Israel.
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