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Rabbi in the New World

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The Influence of R. J. Soloveitchik on Culture, Education and Jewish Thought

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Author: Avinoam Rosenak & Naftali Rothenberg
CoverPaperback
Pages556
ISBN: 978–965–493–517–3
Publisher: Magnes Press
Language: Hebrew

Rabbi J.B Soloveitchik (1903-1993) was thepreeminent leader of Modern Orthodoxy in the United States for nearly 50 years.His prominence in American Orthodox life was based upon his expertise in Torahand Western intellectual culture, his extraordinary pedagogical and rhetoricalskills and his halakhic authority. As the head of the World Mizrachi, he alsoplayed an influential role on religious Zionism in Israel.

 Rabbi in the New World: The Influence ofRabbi J.B.Soloveitchik on Culture, Education and Jewish Thought, explores the extent of Rabbi JosephSoloveitchik’s leadership in shaping the Orthodox communities in the UnitedStates and analyzes the characteristics and multiple domains of his influence.The book examines the question of whether Rabbi Soloveitchik’s leadership isbest understood as limited to American Orthodoxy or whether his influenceexceeded those boundaries. The essays in the book probe which of his studentsmost closely reflect his religious philosophy, whether his vision was sufficientlyflexible to meet the challenges of the present and the future, and whetherRabbi Soloveitchik was open to inter-religious dialogue. The book containstwenty-six articles by scholars in history, sociology, education, theology andphilosophy, all of whom evaluate Rabbi Soloveitchik’s works and the era inwhich he was active.

 

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Weight1.9 lbs
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978–965–493–517–3

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