On September 6, 2022, Rabbi Meir Soloveichik launched a new daily podcast, Jerusalem 365, in which he tells the 4,000-year history of the most interesting, spiritually dynamic city in the world.
To mark this momentous occasion, Tikvah has convened a series of conversations between Rabbi Soloveichik and important public leaders, to discuss their unique connections to the Holy City—“What Jerusalem Means To Me.” Through these wide-ranging discussions, we’ll come to learn what makes Jerusalem so important to people of all walks of life, and understand why a podcast like Jerusalem 365 is so essential right now.
In this video, Rabbi Soloveichik speaks with the political commentator and co-founder of the Daily Wire, Ben Shapiro. An Orthodox Jew, Shapiro has written extensively about Jerusalem and its connection to the West and America, most prominently in his 2019 book, The Right Side of History. In this conversation, he and Rabbi Soloveichik discuss Jerusalem’s unique place in history, what message the Holy City may have for modern society today, and what it’s like to walk the city streets and ascend the Temple Mount.
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