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Rabbi Meir Soloveichik in COMMENTARY

This afternoon sometime after 2 p.m., Rabbi Meir Soloveichik will give the invocation at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Rabbi Soloveichik, the director of the Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University, is well known to readers of COMMENTARY for his brilliant articles on Jewish thought and history.

Those who hear his words this afternoon would do well to read these pieces to get a taste of the wisdom and insight that has earned him a reputation as one of the best thinkers in the Jewish world today:

How Not to Become a Jew, January 2006

Of (Religious) Fences and Neighbors, March 2007

Of Priests, Rabbis and Wives, October 2007

Why Beards, February 2008

Mysteries of the Menorah, March 2008

Blessed Unions, March 2012