New York—Yeshiva University will present a conversation with former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks and former Senator Joseph Lieberman on “The Haggadah’s Politics: From 2,000 Years Ago to Today” on March 22, 2015, The conversation, hosted by YU’s Center for the Jewish Future and the Abraham Arbesfeld Kollel Yom Rishon and Mille Arbesfeld Midreshet Yom Rishon, will be held at YU’s Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, New York City and begin at 10 a.m. Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik, director of YU’s Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought, will moderate the discussion.
Rabbi Sacks is a global religious leader, philosopher, author and educator. He is currently the Kressel and Ephrat Family University Professor of Jewish Thought at Yeshiva University and Ingeborg and Ira Rennert Global Distinguished Professor of Judaic Thought at New York University.
Lieberman represented Connecticut in the U.S. Senate from 1989 to 2013, after serving in the Connecticut State Senate for 10 years and as attorney general of Connecticut for six years. He was appointed the inaugural Joseph Lieberman Chair in Public Policy and Public Service at YU in July 2014.
“The Haggadah is both one of the most beloved religious texts in Jewish history and one of the most profound political works of all time. I know the diverse and profound perspectives that Lord Sacks and Senator Lieberman will offer will deepen our own understanding of both religion and politics, as well as prepare us intellectually for the seder that will soon follow,” said Rabbi Soloveichik.
The event, which is free and open to the public, is generously sponsored by Robyn and Shukie Grossman and family. To register or for more information, visit www.yu.edu/haggada or contact Rabbi Aryeh Czarka, program coordinator, at [email protected] or 212.960.5400, ext. 6826.