Monthly Archives: April 2012

Ethical Man 01 – Introduction

Rabbi Triebitz begins this exciting new series of shiurim with some personal history of his connection to The Rav (Yosher Ber Soloveitchik – or Yosef Dov Soloveichik depending on what mood I’m in). He explains how he has been involved in two projects to edit and annotate books of notes from shiurim of The Rav (though as of yet neither have been published). Both of these projects connect to ‘The Emergence of Ethical Man’.

He then gives a history of philosophy, from Hume, through Kant, to Hermann Cohen and finally to Henri Bergson. All of this is integral to understanding the Rav’s work, as will be explained next week.

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New Series of Shiurim to begin after Pesach

Im Yirtzeh Hashem after Pesach Rabbi Triebitz will begin a new series of shiurim on the website.

He will be giving shiur on “The Emergence of Ethical Man” by Rav Yosher Ber Soloveichik.

He will also be making reference to the other books and thought of Rav Soloveichik including: Lonely Man of Faith, The Halachic Mind and Halachic Man

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