Halakhic Positions of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik [NOOK Book]

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Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, 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. Although efforts have been made to transmit his Torah knowledge into written words, future generations of the vast English-speaking Torah community will be bereft of his enormous wisdom. The second volume of Halakhic ...
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Halakhic Positions of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik

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Overview

Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, 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. Although efforts have been made to transmit his Torah knowledge into written words, future generations of the vast English-speaking Torah community will be bereft of his enormous wisdom. 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. Rabbi Aharon Ziegler, a student of the Rav, has illustrated the unique, and perhaps less known, halakhic views which will intrigue and educate those who seek more of the Ravs distinguished teachings. Whether studied in the synagogue, school, or home, this book is a valuable addition to any Jewish library.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461628699
  • Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/30/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Rabbi Aharon Ziegler, spiritual leader of Congregation Agudath Achim of Boro Park in Brooklyn, New York for the past thirty-five years, is a retired librarian for the New York City Board of Education. A Student of the Rav for many years, Rabbi Ziegler does extensive lecturing and writing on the halakhic positions of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik.
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Table of Contents

I Tefillin, Tefillah, and Kriat Hatorah 1
1 Procedures in Putting on the Tefillin 3
2 Using Borrowed Tefillin 5
3 Procedure for Donning the Tefillin Shel Yad 7
4 Removing Tefillin before Mussaf on Rosh Chodesh 9
5 Reciting One Hundred Berachot Daily 11
6 Amen Is a Required Response 14
7 Davening Together with the Shliach Tzibbur 17
8 Women and Mitzvat Tallit 19
9 Appointing a Woman as President of a Shul 22
10 The Prayer of Tachanun (Supplication) 24
11 Counting a Minor in a Minyan 26
12 Forgetting Yaaleh Veyavoh on Rosh Chodesh Morning 29
13 The Meaning of Yishtabach Shim'cha 31
14 Torah Reading on Monday and Thursday Afternoon 33
15 Standing or Sitting during the Torah Reading? 36
16 The Torah Reading: An Individual or Communal Requirement 38
17 Calling a Levi in the Absence of a Kohen for the Torah Reading 41
18 Facing the Torah Reader during Torah Reading 43
19 Procedure for Birkhat HaTorah 45
20 The Structure of Kriat HaTorah 48
II Issues Pertaining to Shabbat 51
1 Reading by Candlelight on Shabbat 53
2 Opening a Container on Shabbat 55
3 Opening Cans on Shabbat 57
4 Plastic Rain Hats on Shabbat 60
5 Electricity on Shabbat 62
6 Squeezing Lemons on Shabbat 64
7 Carrying a Child in a Public Domain on Shabbat 67
8 Halakhic Themes of Shabbat 70
9 A Spiritual Enhancement 73
10 Accepting Early Shabbat 75
11 Setting Out Food before Kiddush 77
12 Eating the Lechem Mishneh 80
13 Differences between Kiddush and Havdalah 82
14 Beverages for Havdalah 85
15 Shalom Aleichem in Kiddush L'vanah 88
III Issues Pertaining to a Chatan and Kiddushin 91
1 The Chatan Is Compared to a King 93
2 Aliya to the Torah for a Chatan 95
3 A Chatan on the Seventh Day of Yemei Hamishteh 98
4 Birkhat Kiddushin under the Chupah 100
5 A Chupah in a Synagogue 103
IV Issues Pertaining to Chanukah 105
1 Placement of Chanukah Candles 107
2 The Ideal Time to Light Chanukah Candles 110
3 Torah Reading on Chanukah 112
V Bread, Birkhat Hamazon, and Bishul Akum 115
1 Only Bake Pareve Bread 117
2 Beracha after Bread 120
3 Showing Gratitude 123
4 Bishul Akum-Canned Foods 125
VI Aveilut and Sefira 127
1 Aveilut: When Does It Begin? 129
2 Shaving during Sefira and the Three Weeks 131
VII Halakhic Decisions 133
1 Rendering Halakhic Decisions 135
2 Functions of the Bet Din Hagadol 137
3 The Difference between Monetary Rulings and Decrees: Why People React Differently 140
VIII Miscellaneous Issues 143
1 Chalav Yisrael 145
2 Yibbum (Levirate Marriage) in Our Days 147
3 Converting Adopted Infants 150
4 Is It Permissible to Live outside of Eretz Yisrael? 152
5 Tefillat Haderech in Automobiles 155
6 Righteousness of Tzedaka 157
7 Al Tifrosh Min Hatzibbur 160
8 A Jewish Nation 163
9 Metzitza for Brit Milah 166
10 A Jewish King Cannot Be a Levi 168
11 Semicha in Our Days 170
12 Do Not Despair 173
13 Teaching and Transmitting Torah 175
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