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Fate and Destiny:
An Introduction to
Rav Soloveitchik’s Thought

Dates: Oct. 19 | Oct. 26 | Nov. 2 | Nov. 9 | Nov. 16
Time: Mon., 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Cost: $100

Judaism needs compelling and inspiring voices to preserve our tradition in the modern world. The Torah must be made accessible and meaningful for those who want to deepen their commitment to Judaism without ignoring the insights and innovations of Western civilization at its best. In the last century, one of the most important American Jewish thinkers was Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, a man with impeccable rabbinic credentials who also understood the philosophical, scientific, and cultural trends of the modern age. This seminar course will introduce students to some of the key concepts of Rabbi Soloveitchik’s worldview: fate and destiny, majesty and humility, the “Torah of the Fathers” and the “Torah of the Mothers.” By exploring Rav Soloveitchik’s rich ideas, we will be in an excellent position to grapple with some of the biggest challenges in contemporary Judaism.