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Possible Answers to Rav Soloveitchik’s 1936 Final Exam in Jewish Philosophy by Alex Sztuden

January 24, 2010 by  
Filed under New Posts, Philosophy

Below are responses to Rav Soloveitchik’s Jewish Philosophy exam that R. Helfgot posted on Text and Texture. I have tried to tie in the responses with the Rav’s own works, supporting R. Helfgot’s contention that the exam offers us a window into the mind of the Rav and the problems he was grappling with in [...]

Final Exam in Jewish Philosophy of Dr. Joseph Soloveitchik, 1936

October 21, 2009 by  
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by Nathaniel Helfgot An interesting detail of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik zt”l’s biography, not widely known or discussed (for example, it is not mentioned in the important biographical essay on the Rav that opens Rabbi Aaron Rakaffet’s two volumeĀ  The Rav: The World of R. Joseph B. Soloveitchik nor in the important work of my [...]