The Yiddish Letter and the Declaration: The Tale of America’s First Religious Liberty Activist

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Wayne State University's Cohn Haddow Center for Judaic Studies and Wayne State University Law School will present this lecture by Rabbi Dr. Meir Y. Soloveichik.

The lecture will provide a foundational example of the synergy between Jewish and  American notions of free speech and freedom of religion, from the early years of the Republic.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided. Free parking will be available in Structure No. 1 across West Palmer Street from the Law School.

Lunch - Noon to 12:30 p.m.

Lecture - 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Soloveichik is a leading expert on Jewish law and the American Jewish community, is director of Torah and western thought at Yeshiva University and rabbi at Congregation Shearith Israel in Manhattan. He earned his doctorate in religion from Princeton University. Soloveichik has lectured internationally to diverse audiences on topics relating to Jewish theology, bioethics, wartime ethics and Jewish-Christian relations. His essays on these subjects have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, CommentaryFirst ThingsAzureTradition and the Torah U-Madda Journal.

Wayne State University Law School, Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, Lecture Hall 2242
471 W. Palmer St.
Detroit, MI 48202

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