The Lonely Jew of Faith:
Covenantal Connection in an Age of Quarantine
Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik
Thursday, March 19, 2020 | 7:30 PM EDT
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In the 1960s, as the space race produced scientific achievements unlike any other in human history, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik wrote one of the most prescient works of our age: The Lonely Man of Faith. He warned that modernity’s technological advancements—as laudable as they were—would not address the basic human desire for existential companionship. In this period of quarantine and social distancing, this book may have found its moment yet again. In this special lecture, Rabbi Meir Soloveichik will offer a distinctly Jewish reflection on this challenging time.
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This online lecture is sponsored in partnership with Congregation Shearith Israel and the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought.