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Out of the Whirlwind: Essays on Mourning, Suffering and the Human Condition (Meotzar Horav)

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Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik was one of the outstanding talmudists of the twentieth century, and also one of its most creative and seminal Jewish thinkers. Drawing from a vast reservoir of Jewish and general knowledge, "the Rav, " as he is widely known, brought Jewish thought and law to bear on the interpretation and assessment of the modern experience. He built bridges be ...more
Hardcover, 243 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Ktav Pub Inc
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Overall good writing and arguments that generally work theologically for me. The first 3/4 of the book are fair essays, some better than others. The entire book is worth reading for the last three essays: the title essay (which explores the nature of suffering, and revelation as attached to it), The Crisis of Human Finitude (which explores surface and depth crisis, the idea of offering suffering to the Holy as sacrifice, and differentiates between suffering and pain), and A Theory of Emotions (s ...more
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Rabbi Joseph Ber Soloveitchik (1903-1993)

Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik was born into a family already known for its great Torah learning. His grandfather and father, emphasized a thorough analysis of Talmud, and it is in this way that Rav Soloveitchik studied and taught his own students. He was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Berlin, and then settled in Boston in the early 1930’s. He became
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