Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (1903–1993) was born in Russia into a family of renowned Eastern European rabbis. Initially trained in the scholarship of the sacred texts of Judaism, he enrolled at twenty-three at the University of Berlin in order to study physics, mathematics, and philosophy. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on the philosopher Hermann Cohen. In 1932, he accepted the position of chief rabbi of Boston, where he resided until his death. In 1937, he founded the Maimonides School there. For over four decades he commuted to New York City in order to teach at Yeshiva University, where his Talmudic and philosophical lectures gained renown for their probity and breadth. He was regarded throughout the world as a leading authority on the meaning of the Jewish law and as the leading intellectual figure in the effort to build bridges between Orthodox Judaism and the modern world.  

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The Mesorat HaRav Birkon is a singular companion for the blessings and rituals of Shabbat and...

This volume collects ten of Rabbi Soloveitchik’s studies on prayer, based on edited transcripts of public...

This volume brings together five classic works by Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, one of the most...

In this volume’s opening essay, Rabbi Soloveitchik writes: Nowadays a basic investigation of morality and ethos...

בהגדת מסורת הרב ישנה הצצה אל מקוריותה ואל זוהרה של תורתו של הרב סולוביצ׳יק, החושפת ממדים...

The Koren Mesorat HaRav Kinot provides the complete Tisha B'Av Service and an exceptional commentary by...

Megillat Esther Mesorat HaRav contains the commentary of Rabbi Joseph B Soloveitchik on Megillat Esther and...

This long-awaited siddur presents for the very first time the insights on Jewish prayer of one...

The subject of repentance, or teshuvah, captivated Rabbi Soloveitchik’s imagination, and it is easy to understand...

The Koren Yom Ha’Atzmaut Mahzor is the first-ever English-Hebrew prayer book for Israel’s national holidays. It...

The Koren Yom HaAtzma’ut Mahzor is the first-ever English-Hebrew prayer book for Israel’s national holidays. It...

The Lonely Man of Faith is a timeless philosophical essay by one of the twentieth century's...

Tradition in an Untraditional Age, first published in 1990, explores thechallenges of secularization, assimilation and antisemitism,...

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