Author Archives: Basil Herring

In the Morning in the East, In the Evening in the West

In the Morning in the East, In the Evening in the West: On the Destiny of Contemporary Jews and Judaism: Lessons from Jewish History in a Time of Crisis and Transition An early Yahrzeit Lecture by Rav Joseph D. Soloveitchik Edited by Rabbi Basil Herring Editor’s Introduction On Motzaei Shabbos, Parashas be’Ha-alosecha, June 19th 1943, Rav Joseph D. Soloveitchik (hereafter ...

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Yedias ha-Torah and Da’as Torah

Yedias ha-Torah and Da’as Torah: On Choosing between Truth and Harmony in the World of Torah A Yiddish Shiur by Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik on Berachos 16b delivered at Congregation Moriah in 1953 Edited by Rabbi Basil Herring This is a translation and summary of the Rav’s presentation. The original can be found at www.bcbm.org After finishing the Amidah, Rav ...

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Rabbinic Consensus and Dissent

A Shiur by Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik on Berachos 19a delivered at Manhattan’s Moriah Synagogue in the 1950’s Edited by Rabbi Basil Herring Note: This a summary of some of the Rav’s ideas presented in an oral lecture in Yiddish. They are not his words but a summary of his main points. Said R. Yehoshua b. Levi: there are twenty ...

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