Love and terror in the God Encounter: the theological legacy of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik

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Jewish Lights Pub., 2001 - Literary Criticism - 256 pages
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Examines the philosophy of one of the 20th century's leading Jewish Talmudists, who stressed halakhah (Jewish law) as a means of gaining mastery over one's own nature, and of drawing closer to God.

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LOVE & TERROR IN GOD ENCOUNTER

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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 ... Read full review

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a THE HALAKHIC HERO
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THE RELIGIOUS PASSION OF HALAKHIC MAN
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THE LONELY MAN OF FAITH
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Hartman, philosopher and social activist, is the founder and director of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and is one of the most respected theologians in the world. He is Professor Emeritus at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.