Confrontation: The Existential Thought of Rabbi J.B. Soloveitchik

Confrontation The Existential Thought of Rabbi J B Soloveitchik For two generations Rabbi Soloveitchik exemplified an existential approach to Jewish though and a mastery of the arcana and profundities of Jewish law and philosophy that are seldom matched His essays

  • Title: Confrontation: The Existential Thought of Rabbi J.B. Soloveitchik
  • Author: Zvi Kolitz
  • ISBN: 9780881254136
  • Page: 253
  • Format: Hardcover
  • For two generations Rabbi Soloveitchik exemplified an existential approach to Jewish though and a mastery of the arcana and profundities of Jewish law and philosophy that are seldom matched His essays, The Lonely Man of Faith and Halakhic Man have provided the modern Jew with an understanding of man s place in the world and in religion, which have defined the parameters oFor two generations Rabbi Soloveitchik exemplified an existential approach to Jewish though and a mastery of the arcana and profundities of Jewish law and philosophy that are seldom matched His essays, The Lonely Man of Faith and Halakhic Man have provided the modern Jew with an understanding of man s place in the world and in religion, which have defined the parameters of modern Orthodox thought In this compelling analysis of his thought, Zvi Kolitz examines the existential strains in Rabbi Soloveitchik s religious and philosophical system Thus, Kolitz stresses man s dual task of shaping Creation and thereby shaping himself His purpose in the world corresponds to deeply felt needs within himself.

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