The Lonely Jew of Faith: Covenantal Connection in an Age of Quarantine

Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik
Thursday, March 19, 2020 | 7:30 PM EDT
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Jewish life, for the time being, has moved out of our public spaces of worship, learning, and community into the private sphere. Where shall we find wisdom?

In the 1960s, as the space race produced scientific achievements unlike any other in human history, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik wrote one of the most prescient works of our age: The Lonely Man of Faith. He warned that modernity’s technological advancements—as laudable as they were—would not address the basic human desire for existential companionship. In this period of quarantine and social distancing, this book may have found its moment yet again. In this special lecture, Rabbi Meir Soloveichik will offer a distinctly Jewish reflection on this challenging time.

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This online lecture is sponsored in partnership with Congregation Shearith Israel and the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought.

The New Arab Bloc and the Future of Israeli Sovereignty

Caroline Glick
Monday, March 23, 2020 | 12:00 PM EDT | 18:00 IST.

Two things seem clear from the recent series of elections in Israel: the anti-Zionist Joint Arab List has become a major voting bloc and the Israeli left is ready to accomodate their rise. How did the Arab political parties become political kingmakers in the Zionist state? Why does the Israeli Left seem so ready to accept this? What is driving these monumental changes in Israeli politics? In this special “Tikvah Live” lecture, Israeli commentator and intellectual Caroline Glick will look back at the history and look ahead to how these two new phenomena could change the political landscape of the Jewish state.

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Can Liberals Confront Anti-Semitism?

Professor Ruth Wisse
Week of March, 30, 2020. Specific date and time will be announced soon.