Archive for the ‘Past Events’ Category

Straus Center Hosts Rabbi Sacks

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Discusses The Merchant of Venice, Modern-Day Anti-Semitism  Hundreds gathered on the morning of November 30 to hear Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks and Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik in a conversation on Torah, law and literature titled “The Merchant of Venice: A Jewish and British Reflection.” The event was the second […]

Morality and Modernity in Dialogue

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

From O.J. Case to Gaza War, Alan Dershowitz Confronts Moral Complexities at Straus Center Event As Israel grappled yet again with the complex strategic and moral challenges of self-defense, Alan M. Dershowitz delved into a nuanced analysis of the obligations, merits and dangers of human justice in a conversation presented by Yeshiva University’s Zahava and […]

Straus Center Goes to Washington

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

D.C. Retreat Capstones Jewish Ideas and American Democracy Course While most students were recovering from three days of Yom Tov, moving out of their dorms and beginning their summer vacations, a group of students from Stern College for Women and Yeshiva College departed the Wilf Campus on May 29 to begin their journey to Washington, […]

Mayor Cory Booker: “Use Your Faith to Help and Inspire Others”

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

On the evening of May 8, students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the greater Yeshiva University community filled Lamport Auditorium to hear Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, New Jersey, discuss “The Role of Religion in Education and Public Life.” The event was the final installment of this year’s Great Conversation Series of the Zahava […]

From Interrogation Techniques to Detaining Terrorists, Former Attorney General Offers Legal Insight at Straus Center Event

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

On the evening of March 5, students, faculty, alumni and guests filled the Schottenstein Cultural Center on Yeshiva University’s Beren Campus to hear a discussion between former United States Attorney General Michael Mukasey and Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik on the topic of “Religion and Ethics in an Age of Terror.” The third of this year’s […]

Conversation with Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Caps Exciting Week for YU’s Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

The week of October 23 marked a new chapter in Yeshiva University’s Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought. On October 26 the center was formally dedicated at YU’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Two days later, throngs of students, alumni, faculty and friends of Yeshiva University filled Weissberg Commons on […]

Religion and Democracy Take Center Stage

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

A capacity crowd of more than 1,000 people filled Yeshiva University’s Lamport Auditorium to hear a conversation on Jewish ideas and American Democracy between Senator Joseph Lieberman (I – CT) and the director of the Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought, Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik on the evening of August 31, […]