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Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik as Philosopher
Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik as PhilosopherSunday, February 16, 2014 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik has long been recognized as one of the greatest Talmudic scholars and rabbinic thinkers of the 20th century. He founded the Maimonides School in Boston and taught at Yeshiva University, where he became the leading representative of American Modern Orthodox Judaism. His magnetic, spellbinding lectures were attended by thousands of listeners. His essay Halakhic Man, now a classic, won the National Jewish Book Award.
What has not been sufficiently appreciated is the significance of Soloveitchick's philosophical thinking and the original contributions his writings make to the contemporary philosophical study of religion. His own thought is a remarkable synthesis of Torah scholarship and modern philosophical thinking. This conference will focus on these philosophical dimensions of Soloveitchik's work as well as on new perspectives opened up by his writings.
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