Bein Hazemanim Program To Explore Political Values Through Torah Lens


bellYeshivaleit from around the country will gather for the last week of the upcoming kayitz bein ha’zmanim to explore ideas of how a Torah Jew should properly relate to the society in which he lives. With discussions led by renowned talmidei chachomim and professors of political philosophy, participants in the Tikvah Institute for Yeshiva Men will learn about social policy from sophisticated Torah and general perspectives.

This year marks the second time the Tikvah Fund, a philanthropic foundation and think tank based in New York, will host such a program for bochurim and yungerleit. The institute will once again take place at the Glen Cove Mansion in Long Island, and will be fully subsidized by Tikvah, including all participant travel, hotel, and food. There is also a modest stipend.

Last year, Tikvah hosted the first such institute, in which participants enjoyed sessions on religious liberty, public defense of traditional marriage, and the leadership models of Rav Yisrael Salanter and Rav Samson Raphael Hirsch.


Among the speakers this year are Rav Ahron Lopiansky, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva of Greater Washington, Rav Yitzchak Breitowitz of Ohr Somayach, the columnist Jonathan Rosenblum, and William Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard magazine. The program directors are Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, and Rabbi Mark Gottlieb, senior director of the Tikvah Fund.


The program will take place August 9-16 (24-30 Av), and is open to men between the ages of 20 and 30 who have considerable yeshiva background. Those interested in attending are encouraged to apply by May 31

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