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 Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought is proud to announce the incoming class of Straus Scholars.
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 […]
The Wall Street Journal runs a feature called Future View, which solicits opinions on a variety of topics. In the Jan. 27, 2022, issue, the topic was anti-Semitism, and Natan Ehrenreich ’23YC, a political science major at Yeshiva College and a Straus Scholar at the Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought […]