Family Redeemed: Essays on Family Relationships

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KTAV Publishing House, Inc., 2000 - Religion - 207 pages
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The essays in this volume focus on family relationships--between husbands and wives, parents and children. The analyses are rooted in a theory of personality which emerges from the Rav's brilliant interpretations of biblical, talmudic, midrashic, kabbalistic and halakhic texts, as well as from his command of Western philosophy and literature. The essays develop a Jewish theory of marriage and sexuality, parenthood, and the duty to honor and revere one's parents. Throughout, the Rav displays connections in Judaism between attitudes to God and attitudes to family.
 

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Contents

Adam and Eve
3
Marriage
31
The Redemption of Sexual Life
73
Natural and Redeemed
105
Honor and Fear of Parents
126
Torah and Shekhinah
158
Index of Biblical and Rabbinic Sources
181
Index of Topics and Names
197
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JOEL B. WOLOWELSKY is Dean of the Faculty at the Yeshivah of Flatbush, where he teaches math and Jewish Philosophy. Dr. Wolowelsky is associate editor of "Tradition, the journal of Orthodox Jewish Thought published by the Rabbinical Council of America, and the series "MeOtzar HoRav: Selected Writings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik. His other books include "Women, Jewish Law and Modernity: New Opportunities in a Post-feminist Age, and "Women and the Study of Torah, both published by Ktav.

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