Love and Terror in the God Encounter: The Theological Legacy of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Volume One [NOOK Book]

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Dr. David Hartman, who studied with Rabbi Soloveitchik for a decade, is one of the most respected Jewish theologians in the world today. He is the founder and director of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. Named after his late father, the Institute is dedicated to developing a new understanding of classical Judaism that provides moral and spiritual direction for Judaism's confrontation with modernity. Presently ...
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Love and Terror in the God Encounter: The Theological Legacy of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Volume One

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Overview

About the Author

Dr. David Hartman, who studied with Rabbi Soloveitchik for a decade, is one of the most respected Jewish theologians in the world today. He is the founder and director of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. Named after his late father, the Institute is dedicated to developing a new understanding of classical Judaism that provides moral and spiritual direction for Judaism's confrontation with modernity. Presently Professor Emeritus at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Hartman received his rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University's Theological Seminary in New York. A frequent lecturer in the United States, he is the author of several widely-acclaimed books, including Israelis and the Jewish Tradition (Yale); A Heart of Many Rooms: Celebrating the Many Voices within Judaism (Jewish Lights), a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award; and two winners of the National Jewish Book Award, including A Living Covenant: The Innovative Spirit in Traditional Judaism (Jewish Lights).
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Publishers Weekly
In a densely written discourse, Hartman, a Jerusalem-based theologian and philosopher, pays tribute to his mentor, Rabbi Soloveitchik (known as "the Rav"), by examining several of his publications. Hartman reserves analysis of other writings for a forthcoming second volume. A brief introduction reveals something about the Rav as a leader of modern Orthodoxy, but one has to turn to sources such as Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff's The Rav for biographical information. Born in Poland in 1903, Soloveitchik studied with his father, a noted rabbi, and with private tutors. He earned a doctorate in philosophy at the University of Berlin and then came to the United States in 1932, settling in Boston, where he became the rabbinic leader of the Orthodox community. For 40 years, he commuted weekly to New York, where he served as senior rosh yeshiva at Yeshiva University. As Hartman states, the Rav was "the leading Orthodox talmudic scholar and theologian in North America." Using impenetrable language, Hartman scrutinizes three of the Rav's publications (Halakhic Man, The Lonely Man of Faith and Confrontation), and then devotes a chapter to his views on prayer. Hartman claims that the Rav reconciled studying Torah and Western philosophy simultaneously, but readers have to be experts in philosophy and Jewish theology to grasp Hartman's commentary. This book's severely restricted appeal fails to demonstrate just why the Rav's influence on modern Orthodoxy and Judaism in general was so profound. (Aug.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal
Rabbi J.B. Soloveitchik (1903-93), known as "the Rav," was the most prominent leader of modern Orthodox Judaism. Traditional Judaism was the basis of his education, and, upon arriving in the United States in 1932, he immediately started teaching Talmud and became famous for a brilliant exposition of Jewish law that emphasized the teachings of Maimonides. For many years, he taught at Yeshiva University, influencing thousands of students, including Hartman (emeritus, philosophy, Hebrew Univ., Israel; Maimonides: Torah and Philosophic Quest). In beautiful prose, Hartman explains and expands upon the philosophy of the Rav, who addressed our relationship with God and how it can be best achieved. The author describes the particular as it applies to Judaism and, at the same time, shows what is universal in our search for God. This work requires close reading, but given the brilliance of Soloveitchik's insights and Hartman's lucid explication, it is a very rewarding experience. Highly recommended for special and academic libraries. Idelle Rudman, Touro Coll. Lib., NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000934258
  • Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

A world-renowned philosopher and social activist, Dr. David Hartman (z"l) is the founder and president emeritus of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. Named after his late father, the Institute is dedicated to developing a new understanding of classical Judaism that provides moral and spiritual direction for Judaism's confrontation with modernity.

Presently professor emeritus at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, he received his rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University's theological seminary in New York City. He is the author of many award-winning books, including A Living Covenant: The Innovative Spirit in Traditional Judaism (Jewish Lights) and Maimonides: Torah and Philosophic Quest, both winners of the National Jewish Book Award; A Heart of Many Rooms: Celebrating the Many Voices within Judaism (Jewish Lights), finalist for the National Jewish Book Award and a Publishers Weekly "Best Book of the Year"; and Love and Terror in the God Encounter: The Theological Legacy of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (Jewish Lights).

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