Several Straus Scholars attended the Tikvah Fund’s annual Jewish Leadership Conference in New York City.
On June 1 and 2, 2022, the Straus Scholars visited Israel for an in-depth look at the intersection of Torah and Israeli literature, politics, art, and ethics. Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought Director Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik began the program with an emotional close reading of Hannah Szenes’ Blessed is […]
The visit was coordinated by Straus Center Clinical Assistant Professor Rabbi Dr. Dov Lerner and Associate Professor of English Dr. David Lavinsky.
Dr. Abraham Socher, professor emeritus of Jewish studies and religion at Oberlin College, in conversation with Rabbi Dr. Dov Lerner of the YU Straus Center.
Dr. Alex Priou argues that Plato’s Republic is still relevant in today’s discussions about political events in American society.
On Feb. 10, 2022, a small group of Straus Scholars traveled to Washington, D.C., to attend a panel discussion and networking event hosted by the Manhattan Institute. Titled “Who’s Right? Millennials, Gen Z, and the Future of American Conservatism,” the event brought together students and young professionals working in politics, policy, and journalism from […]
By Sarah Wapner, Straus Center Impact and Recruitment Officer Born and raised in New Rochelle, New York, Judah Fortgang attended SAR High School and spent a year studying at Yeshivat Har Etzion in the Gush. He began his undergraduate studies at the University of Chicago, where he intended to study political science. However, after his […]