In this conversation, Rabbi Soloveichik joins JNS editor-in-chief Jonathan Tobin to discuss his book, Providence and Power: Ten Portraits in Jewish Statesmanship.
In conversation, Rabbi Soloveichik explains why the true measure of Jewish leadership must involve a biblical ideal. In his view, that must involve humility as well as accomplishment. While he does believe in a theory of history that focuses on the influence of significant individuals on events, he also believes that true greatness in a Jewish leader means a willingness to see his or her work in the context of the story of the Jewish people and to acknowledge the role of Providence in that narrative.
Is Polarization in Israel Unprecedented, or Has the Jewish State Been Here Before?
Rabbi Soloveichik joins Dan Senor and the Call Me Back podcast to put the Jewish state's present political polarization in the context of Israeli history.
Celebrating and Looking Ahead
Reflecting on the last two years of learning and study and looking ahead at Rabbi Soloveichik’s many programs starting later this fall.