Audio Roundup Special: Rav Soloveitchik’s 30th Yahrtzeit

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by Joel Rich

Reflections on Rav Soloveitchik’s 30th Yahrtzeit

Rabbi Neal Turk

As a former shamash, R Turk introduces the program.

Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman

We continue the symposium of generations by being deeply rooted in the past but forward focused in perpetuating the Rav’s legacy.|video

Rabbi Mayer E. Twersky

The Rav represented chiddush (vs shinui) in the mesorah (revealing hidden parts of the mesorah vs making up new ones). He transmitted both the intellectual and emotion of Judaism. We rededicate ourselves at our level to do the same.

Rabbi Menachem Genack

The Rav had a once in a century brilliance. Most importantly he transmitted a sense of connection to the schina through the mesora.

Discussion of the Rav’s insight on sfirat haomer requiring a “maaseh sfira” and why there’s no shechiyanu on sfira.

Rabbi Hershel Schachter

The Rav was misunderstood. He was a stickler for minhagim. Examples provided.

Rav Avishai David (Golden Nuggets of Rav Soloveitchik on Sefirat Haomer)

The Rav was a towering intellect and personality merging the character traits of rachamim and din. His shiurim were built brick by brick. Some very entertaining personal vignettes shared.

Rav Mayer Lichtenstein (מרחוק הרב נראה לי)

The Rav was “mosif ahava and yira” both intellectually and experimentally. He fought for kedushat bet knesset as part of his battle for true Judaism. He drew philosophy from halacha.

Rav Mosheh Lichtenstein (‘And It Was Very Good:’ The Centrality of Olam HaZeh in the Rav’s Thought)

The Rav was focused on olam hazeh activities (olam haba will take care of itself).

About Joel Rich

Joel Rich is a frequent wannabee cyberspace lecturer on various Torah topics. A Yerushalmi formerly temporarily living in West Orange, NJ, his former employer and the Social Security administration support his Torah listening habits. He is a recovering consulting actuary.

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