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

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KTAV Publishing House, Inc., 1993 - Religion - 176 pages
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Contents

The Rift Between Life and Spirit
4
Personality and Halakhic Man
12
Halakhic Man and the Mathematician
20
Tzimtzum as the Four Cubits of Halakhah
26
Halakhah Abhors a Vacuum
32
Adam the Second
41
A Helpmeet Against Him
47
Adam the Second as Prototype of the Stranger and Sojourner
49
Majestas Dei and Humilitas Dei
96
Ontological and Sociological Needs
102
Metaphysical Corruption as Sickness of the Spirit
105
And the People Mourned
111
Arise Begone
118
And so Few Mordechais
124
At This Juncture Sin Is Born
131
Ontological Needs
137

The Royal Road and the Narrow Ridge
55
Halakhic Heroism as the Ability to Retreat
61
The Freedom One Should Retreat From
67
SelfCreation SelfDeception and NeedAwareness
76
To Bring God Down to Earth
83
The Rise of the Intellectual Am Haaretz
90
A New Kind of Patient
143
Judaism as Theonomy
151
Cannot Share at All This Experience
158
The Crown of Absolute Royalty
165
A Theonomy of Pathos
171
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