Now Available: Shurin Archive on Rav Soloveitchik

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Hakirah is making available to the public the Rabbi Aaron Ben-Zion Shurin archive on Rabbi Dr. Joseph B. Soloveitchik, which is comprised of approximately 200 documents. Rabbi Shurin was a long-time reporter for the Forward and as such he maintained files on many Jewish personalities. The Shurin collection was made available to Hakirah by his son David Shurin.

The archive of approximately 200 news articles, press releases and pictures (English, Yiddish and Hebrew) is sorted in chronological date order but can be resorted  by clicking on the up or down arrow in any of its columns. The Shurin collection (Collection = “SHU”) is supplemented by other minor collections as noted.

There are some interesting surprises. For example it appears that the first reference to Rav Soloveitchik as “JB” may have been by Yeshiva University in a press release of 12/31/1958. (“JB” was then a Broadway show.)

The archive is available at by clicking on “Shurin Archive:  Rav Soloveitchik”.

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