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by Joseph B. Soloveitchik

  • ISBN: 0029300401
  • Category: Judaism
  • Subcategory: Spirituality
  • Author: Joseph B. Soloveitchik
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Free Press; 1St Edition edition (July 28, 1986)
  • Pages: 135
  • ePub book: 1937 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1743 kb
  • Other: lit mobi lrf lrf
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 309

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The best practical example of this approach is probably Rabbi Soloveitchik's book "On Repentance", which uses this method systematically.

The best practical example of this approach is probably Rabbi Soloveitchik's book "On Repentance", which uses this method systematically. However, sacrifices can be made on behalf of the entire nation, even though some Jew somewhere will probably die after the animal is selected and before it is sacrificed.

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Commonly known as the Rav, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, zt l, has stimulated and influenced the intellectual mind and touched the sensitive hearts of thousands of people

Commonly known as the Rav, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, zt l, has stimulated and influenced the intellectual mind and touched the sensitive hearts of thousands of people. While he was not necessarily known as a decisor, or poseik, of halakha, he was widely recognized as an individual who had the uncanny ability to conceptualize the spirit of Jewish law on a universal level. Throughout his lifetime, the Rav published few works, transmitting his Torah knowledge through classes and lectures instead.

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Halakhic Man is the classic work of modern Jewish and religious thought by the twentieth century’s preeminent Orthodox Jewish theologian and talmudic scholar. It is a profound excursion into religious psychology and phenomenology, a pioneering attempt at a philosophy of halakhah, and a stringent critique of mysticism and romantic religion.

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Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (1903-1993), commonly known as "the Rav," has . Whether studied in the synagogue, school, or home, this book is a valuable addition to any Jewish library. Soloveitchik (1903-1993), commonly known as "the Rav," has stimulated and influenced the intellectual minds and touched the sensitive hearts of thousands of his students both in the United States and across the globe. With his death, a void was left in the modern intellectual Orthodox community. The second volume of Halakhic Positions of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik continues to provide the modern reader with a glimpse into the illustrious and meaningful halakhic opinions of this highly revered Jewish scholar.

Discusses the conflict between philosophy and science, examines the growth of religious knowledge, and shows how the Halakha, Jewish religious law, can be used to formulate a new religious outlook

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I_LOVE_228 I_LOVE_228
The Rav, Joseph Soleveitchik, provides a powerfully honest exposition into the mind of Mitnaggedism with its intense focus on the Talmud, serving God through the Law. Using references to Western thinkers, he attempts to create a philosophy of Halakha differentiating his legalistic approach from the more spiritual Hassidic parnership with God.
Gosar Gosar
This is from the book- jacket." This work .. articulates for the first time Rabbi Soloveitchik's attitude toward Western culture and modern scientific values. He shows how twentieth century science and philosophy, under the influence of Bergson, gave rise to a wholesome epistemological and methodological pluralism that has recast the entire enterprise of metaphysics. A newfound(or newly recognized) appreciation of the role of choice and creativity in the forging of useful and coherent world-systems offers the first hope in modern times of creating a comprehensive and intelligible God- oriented and God- worshipping metaphysical system.Religion can now look at science not as an intellectual rival or threat, but as a model for the important act of constructing a world - view based on spiritual values and tenets of faith.

Drawing upon examples of Jewish practiceRabbi Soloveitchik shows how fine points of Halkahah deal with the most essential aspects of human existence, contributing to the necessary and wholesome task of constructing a universe congenial to the God- worshipping individual."
Steel_Blade Steel_Blade
This is an extremely difficult book, but very rewarding. It is hard to read without an extensive knowledge of both modern philosophy and the physical sciences (especially modern physics).

Rabbi Soloveitchik discusses the rationalist systems of metaphysics which were once popular, noting that philosophy and theology (in the wake of modern science) have move past them to more "holistic" ways of viewing the world. He then argues that the opposite extreme - non-rational "spiritualism" - is not an appropriate basis for religion either.

In the end, he proposes a rational approach to theology, which however has its source in the halacha rather than in external metaphysical speculation. Physicists perform experiments and think critically to determine the characteristics of the natural world which surrounds them. Similarly, religious Jews occupy a world of halachic literature, which can be mined for philosophical as well as ritual/technical meaning.

The best practical example of this approach is probably Rabbi Soloveitchik's book "On Repentance", which uses this method systematically. To take one example from there (IIRC), a sacrificial animal whose ownership is shared cannot be sacrificed if one owner dies before it is sacrificed. However, sacrifices can be made on behalf of the entire nation, even though some Jew somewhere will probably die after the animal is selected and before it is sacrificed. This indicates that communal offerings cannot be seen as jointly owned by all the Jews in the world, but rather, as belonging to the Jewish people as an independent entity. Thus, the technical laws of jointly-owned sacrifices are used to prove that the Torah views the Jewish people as having independent status. This clearly has implications for how Jews view the relationships between God, themselves, and their people.

"Halachic Mind" may be seen as the intellectual justification for the personality type which is described in "Halachic Man". It is worthwhile, after reading "Halachic Mind", to reread "Halachic Man" - and to see what a different perspective on it you may then have.

I was much helped by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks' excellent article in understanding the book (and writing this review). As I said, the book is very difficult. But it is extremely helpful as a window into Rabbi Soloveitchik's thought, and as a perspective on Jewish philosophy as a whole.