Discover How Jews and Jewish Ideas Were at the Heart of the American Founding with Rabbi Meir Soloveichik
In this free online course, Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik will introduce you to the fascinating Jews who influenced America’s early leaders and show you how Jewish ideas informed so much of the American intellectual debate. In eight enlightening and entertaining lectures, you will:
Meet the patriotic American Jews who made an indelible mark on the country in its early years.
Learn what founding fathers like George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson thought about the Jewish people.
Delve into the Hebraic ideas that influenced the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Seal of the United States.
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Find out why America has been such an exceptional home for so many Jews.
Meet Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik
Rabbi Dr. Meir Y. Soloveichik is one of America’s most influential religious leaders. He is the senior rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel in Manhattan, the oldest Jewish congregation in the United States, and he is also the director of the Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University. Rabbi Soloveichik has lectured internationally to Jewish and non-Jewish audiences on topics relating to faith in America, the Hebraic roots of the American founding, Jewish theology, wartime ethics, Jewish-Christian relations, and more. He writes a monthly column in Commentary magazine, and his writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Mosaic, and many other outlets.