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Straus Center Presents “Pesach and the Future of Jewish Thought”

March 26 Discussion Features Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik and Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks 

Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik and Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks will lead a discussion on “Pesach and the Future of Jewish Thought” on Sunday, March 26, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Yeshiva University’s Lamport Auditorium at 2540 Amsterdam Avenue, New York.

The event celebrates the publication of Books of the People: Revisiting Classic Works of Jewish Thought by the University’s Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought.

Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik, director of the Straus Center and assistant professor of Judaic studies, describes Books of the People as “an extraordinary introduction to the full range of Jewish thought as well as a treasure trove of insights that have been an essential part of the intellectual heritage of the Jewish people.”

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, who had been the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth for 22 years and was recently named the winner of the 2016 Templeton Prize, is the author, among many other books, of A Guide for the Perplexed at the Seder Night: How Maimonides Can Help Us Understand the Exodus. He recently served as Kressel and Ephrat Family University Professor of Jewish Thought at YU.

“This program will provide an opportunity to enrich the experience of the Pesach Seder with the insights and perspectives of two great scholars in Jewish thought," said Rabbi Yaakov Glasser, the David Mitzner Dean of Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF).

The event is open to men and women, and registration is required at For more information, please contact Rabbi Aryeh Czarka, Program Coordinator, Center for the Jewish Future at or 212.960.5400, ext. 6826.

This program is also sponsored by CJF and the Abraham Arbesfeld Kollel Yom Rishon and Millie Arbesfeld Midreshet Yom Rishon.