Towards a Philosophy of Halachah
Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik, zt”l, concludes his philosophical monograph, Halakhic Mind, on an exciting and tantalizing note. “Out of the sources of Halakhah, a new world view awaits formulation.” This sentence is exciting because it promises new vistas of thought—a comprehensive philosophy of halachah. But it is also frustratingly and endlessly tantalizing because the Rav, for whatever reason, never wrote the sequent volume on the philosophy of halachah. A careful review of the Rav’s writings, however, can somewhat assuage our frustration.