Insights of Rabbi Joseph B.Soloveitchik

Insights of Rabbi Joseph B.Soloveitchik : Discourses on Fundamental Theological Issues in Judaism

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Joseph B. Soloveitchik was born in Russia in 1903 into a family of Eastern European rabbis. Initially trained in the scholarship of the sacred texts of Judaism, at 22 he enrolled at the University of Berlin in order to study physics, mathematics and philosophy. In 1932 he accepted the position of chief rabbi of Boston, where he made his home for the rest of his life. In 1939 he founded the Maimonides School there. For years he commuted to New York City in order to teach at Yeshiva University. During his lifetime he was regarded throughout the world as a leading authority on the meaning of Jewish law and as a leading intellectual figure in the effort to build bridges between Orthodox Judaism and the modern world. Rabbi Soloveitchik ("the Rav") died in 1993. This volume provides a selected overview of his discourses on fundamental theological, ethical, communal, social, personal and halachic issues in Judaism.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 127 x 203mm
  • Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • index
  • 0765761955
  • 9780765761958