What were American Jews thinking in the 80s
In honor of our thirtieth anniversary, Jewish Action was featured on The Jewish Reaction with Nachum Segal! Tune in to this round table discussion of JA’s history and the creation of the special thirtieth issue with panelists Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, OU executive vice president, emeritus; Nechama Carmel, the editor-in-chief of JA; and Mr. Gerald Schreck, chairman of the Jewish Action committee.
How can I write about emunah? I do not feel competent to deal with so great and deep a subject. I only know that our people have been rooted in emunah like a sturdy, weather-beaten tree that is firmly rooted in solid ground, constantly shooting out plants alive with growth.
Sometime in the latter part of the 19th century, Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveitchik, the Brisker Rav and great-grandfather of the Rav, showed samples of his son Chaim’s “Torah” (original interpretations) to Reb Yisrael Salanter. Reb Yisrael commented that in the future, this type of Torah would save the Torah world from the inroads of the Haskalah.