The Rav

In Tribute to the Rav

Original photo courtesy of Yeshiva University Archives, Public Relations People Photograph Collection

Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik was a figure of historic proportions. His presence in our midst had a profound impact on the course of our generation and his ideas, methods and personality will leave a permanent mark on the course of Jewish history and thought.

We have chosen to focus on a few aspects of the Rav’s kaleidoscopic nature: his life, his thought, his role and impact on his home town, and his historical and personal impact and influence.

We are deeply indebted to all of the contributors of articles and pictures to this special section on the Rav. Working under crushing time pressure, during a period of great personal stress after his passing, they persevered in completing their assignments with precision and sensitivity. Their painstaking effort for the sake of their beloved rebbe is, in itself, an outstanding tribute to his memory.

In This Section

Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveitchik: Biographical Highlights by Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff and Edited by Rabbi Joseph Epstein

The Great Musician Takes His Leave by Rabbi Hillel Goldberg

Personal Glimpses of the Rav by Dr. Allen Goldstein

The Task Dearest To His Heart by Michael Rosenberg

My Teacher, My Master by Rabbi Menachem Genack

Creation and Conflict by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

The Rav’s Philosophical Legacy by Dr. David Shatz

Faith and Intellect: The Impact of the Rav by Matis Greenblatt

This article was featured in the Summer 1993 issue of Jewish Action.