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The Beginning of Wisdom

From the Aug/Sept 2009 Print Edition

And from There You Shall Seek by Joseph Soloveitchik Ktav, 230 pages, $29.50 Near the end of Courage to Be , Paul Tillich writes: “God as a subject makes me into an object which is nothing more than an object. He deprives me of my subjectivity because he is all-powerful and all-knowing. I . . . . Continue Reading »

Orthodoxy and Reticence

From the February 2005 Print Edition

It has been forty years since my revered teacher Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik, popularly known as “the Rav” by his followers in the modern wing of American Orthodoxy, presented his paper “Confrontation” to the Rabbinical Council of America. The paper was later published in the Council’s . . . . Continue Reading »