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What Gentiles Can Learn From Lord Sacks

by Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik, for the Wall Street Journal

Published on Nov 12, 2020

After Rabbi Jonathan Sacks' sudden passing, Rabbi Soloveichik discussed in the Wall Street Journal how the late British rabbi was the most gifted voice for biblical belief of our time.

A Former Catholic Dances With the Torah

by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, for The Wall Street Journal

Published on Oct 12, 2020

For Jews, the people of the book, sacred text is more than law; it is our friend.

This coming Shabbat, Shabbat Bereishit, the "Sabbath of Beginning," is when the story of creation is read in synagogues around the world. In this past Friday's Wall Street Journal, Rabbi Soloveichik explained why Jews are so excited by the opportunity to read a text that they have seen so many times, and why, during the current pandemic, the Bible is more important than ever.

The Genius of Norman Lamm z"l

by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, for Commentary Magazine

Published on Jun 18, 2020

Rabbi Soloveichik's reflections on the legacy of Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm. 

Take a (Solo) Stroll

by Will Heinrich, for the New York Times

Published on Mar 26, 2020

Our historic Chatham Square Cemetery in Lower Manhattan is one of these top recommendations for New Yorkers to pass by and appreciate when taking a safe, socially-distant walk. 

What the Bible Taught Lincoln About America

by Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik, for the Wall Street Journal

Published on Feb 16, 2020

In wartime, a president who once seemed indifferent to religion evolved into a theologian of liberty.

A newsmaking Friday in New York: President...

by Tad Welch of Deseret News

Published on Nov 15, 2019

Rabbi Soloveichik gave a tour of Shearith Israel to M. Russell Ballard, the president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Latter-day Saints, and they discussed a wide range of topics, from the history of Shearith Israel to the importance of American religious freedom.

A Kosher Fourth of July

by William McGurn of the Wall Street Journal

Published on Jul 3, 2019

The Wall Street Journal profiled "Proclaim Liberty Throughout the Land: The Hebrew Bible in the United States: A Sourcebook" -- a newly- published collaborative work between Rabbi Soloveichik, Matthew Holbreich, Jonathan Silver, and Stuart Halpern, on the Hebrew Bible's influence on American history and philosophy.

Brazil’s Jewish History Celebrated at Rio...

By Marcus M. Gilban for JTA

Published on Feb 15, 2018

Brazil's Carnival parade included a tribute to the Jews of Recife who emigrated to New York and founded Shearith Israel.

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Twenty First Street Cemetery

In August of 1829, Shearith Israel’s third cemetery was consecrated.  It was located on Twenty First Street just west of Sixth Avenue

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Gershom Mendes Seixas

Gershom Mendes Seixas (1745-1816) was the first American-born spiritual leader of Shearith Israel.

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