Historical Who is Who

SOLOVEICHIK, Joseph Ber

1903 - 1993
Belarus
RELIGION, PHILOSOPHY

 

From a background in East European rabbinic dynasty, he became a leading exponent of Jewish Orthodoxy. His focus was the halakhah – the interpretative tradition of the Torah believed to express the covenant relationship between God and the People of Israel as received by Moses on Sinai. It is Jewish responsibility to respond to this gift in the circumstances of each changing generation – and this philosophical pursuit entails both individual and communal moral education.

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