Community, Covenant, and Commitment: Selected Letters and Communications of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik

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KTAV Publishing House, Inc., 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
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"Community, Covenant and Commitment, edited by Nathaniel Helfgot, brings to light unpublished manuscripts and material of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, the foremost Orthodox Jewish thinker of the 20th century. It includes close to eighty letters and communications, most never published before, on a wide range of communal, political and theological issues that confronted American Jewry in the twentieth century, including Communal and Public Policy Issues; Academic and Educational Issues; Orthodoxy, the Synagogue and the American Jewish Community; Religious Zionism and the State of Israel; Interreligious Affairs; and Torah, Philosophical and Personal Insights.
 

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Contents

Memorandum of Agreement Between r1ets
77
Talmud Study for Girls in Yeshiva Elementary
83
On the Creation of Yeshiva Universitys Albert Einstein College of Medicine
85
n On Yeshiva Universitys Rabbinical School Program
93
Orthodoxy the Synagogue and the American Jewish Community
107
On Orthodox Participation in the Bible Translation of the Jewish Publication Society and Communal Tercentenary Celebrations
109
On Communal Tercentenary Celebrations
115
On Inserting Memorial Prayers for Holocaust Victims on Passover Night at the Seder
119
On Remaining in the Diaspora
227
On Jews in the Diaspora Expressing Views on Security Issues Facing the State of Israel
231
On Israel the Diaspora and Religious Issues
233
On Political and Religious Issues in Israel and the Diaspora
241
Interreligious Affairs
245
On Jewish Participation in the Vatican 11
247
Ecumenical Council of 1962 b
249
On the Calendar Reform Proposal and the Vatican
253

On a Proposed Service Authored by the Mizrahi for the Eve of Yom haAtzmaut
123
On Prayer in a Synagogue with Mixed Pews a
125
On Prayer in a Synagogue with Mixed Pews b
129
On Prayer in a Synagogue with Mixed Pews c
133
On Prayer in a Synagogue with Mixed Pews d
137
On Prayer in a Synagogue with Mixed Pews e
139
On Orthodoxy and NonOrthodox Movements
143
On rca Participation in the Synagogue Council of America a
151
On rca Participation in the Synagogue Council of America b
153
On rca Participation in the Synagogue Council of America c
155
On the Propriety of a Synagogue Owning a Company that is Open on Shabbat
157
Religious Zionism and the State of Israel
161
On the Place of the State of Israel in Jewish Thought
163
On the Who is a Jew? Question a
167
On the Who is a Jew? Question b
171
Declining the Offer to Submit His Candidacy for the Position of Chief Rabbi of the State of Israel a
173
On the Chief Rabbinate of Israel b
177
On the Chief Rabbinate of Israel c
179
On the Chief Rabbinate of Israel d
187
On the Chief Rabbinate of Israel e
191
On the Chief Rabbinate of Israel f
193
On the Ravs Identification with the Mizrahi a
195
On the Ravs Identification with the Mizrahi b
201
On the Ravs Identification with the Mizrahi c
203
On the Ravs Identification with the Mizrahi d
205
On Christian Missionary Schools in Israel
207
On Religion and State in Israel a
209
On Religion and State in Israel b
215
On Religion and State in Israel c
219
On Relations with the Catholic Hierarchy
257
On Interfaith Relationships a
259
On Interfaith Relationships b
263
On rca Participation in an Interreligious Conference
267
Topic for a Jewish Philosophical Essay
271
On the Nature of the Halakhah
273
On Learning the Works of Maimonides
279
On the Knowledge of God in Maimonidean Thought
283
On the Love of God in Maimonidean Thought
285
On Hasidism
289
On the Commandment to Redeem the FirstBorn
293
Comments on Maimonides Laws of Repentance
303
On the Yiddish Language
307
On the Teshuvah Discourse of 1960
309
On Blowing the Shofar in the Silent Rosh haShanah Amidah
311
On the Halakhic Sanctity of the Temple and the Synagogue
315
On a Draft of UVikkashtem miSham
321
Insights into the Book of Lamentations a
323
Insights into the Book of Lamentations b
327
On the Problem of Evil
331
On the Commandment of Loving Ones Fellow Jew
333
Note on a Book of Chaim Grade
335
On the Tuesday Night Public Shiurim
337
Subject Index
339
Index of Names
343
Index of Addressees
347
Index of Biblical and Rabbinic Sources
349
Other Medieval and Modern Authorities
351
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