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Rav Soloveitchik Searches for God

Rav Soloveitchik Searches for God
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Rav Soloveitchik Searches for God
Tuesday January 23, 2018
10:00PM
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9 hours, 59 minutes
Instructor: Rabbi Jeffrey Saks
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Rav Soloveitchik Searches for God


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Course Description

How can the individual seek out God? What is the mystery of Devekut (cleaving to Him)? How does engagement with the natural and spiritual worlds aid us and fail us in our quest? How does God ultimately find us instead? — These questions stand at the center of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik‘s essay “Uvikkashtem miSham” (in English as And From There You Shall Seek), the important sequel and companion text to his monumental Halakhic Man.

About Rabbi Jeffrey Saks
Rabbi Jeffrey Saks is the founding Director of ATID - The Academy for Torah Initiatives and Directions in Jewish Education, in Jerusalem. An editorial board member of the journal Tradition, Rabbi Saks authored Spiritualizing Halakhic Education (Mandel Foundation) and edited Wisdom From All My Teachers: Challenges and Initiatives in Contemporary Torah Education (Urim). He is a graduate of Yeshiva University (BA, MA, Smicha) and participated in the Jerusalem Fellows program for senior Jewish educators at the Mandel Institute. He has taught at the Yeshiva University High School for Girls and Yeshivat Hamivtar.


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January 2, 2018 10:00PM - 11:00PM
01 Introduction

In this series we will undertake a careful read of Rabbi Soloveitchik's essay וביקשתם משם in its English translation And from There You Shall Seek (MeOtzar HaRav, 2009) - available on Amazon at:  http://a.co/5RSKcLT While we will make sections of the work available online, it is highly recommended that you purchase the book.

This work, which explores the religious quest, is very much a follow-up to his Halakhic Man (visit our series on that earlier work at: http://www.webyeshiva.org/course/halakhic-man/

For an introduction the Rav's life and thought, listen to this recording.

 
pdfHebrew text: ובקשתם משם
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January 9, 2018 10:00PM - 11:00PM
02 - The Yearning Heart

We will proceed to chapter 2 in "Seek" -- get the book here: http://a.co/7XLfIWd

Read the famous Note 4 to Halakhic Man at the attached scan.

 
pdfHalakhic Man - Note 4
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January 16, 2018 10:00PM - 11:00PM
03 - The Disappointed Heart

Proceeding to chapter 3 in which we are "faint with love."

For more on the "proof" of Gad put forth by Anselm of Canterbury in chapter 2 (the "proof" Kierkegaard dismantles with the image of a father's hug) see this video: https://youtu.be/FmTsS5xFA6k

 
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January 23, 2018 10:00PM - 11:00PM
04 - The Surprised Heart

Chapter 4 - The Surprised Heart

If searching for God through nature will always be insufficient, how can we find Him? What happens when He seeks us out through revelation?

 
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February 6, 2018 10:00PM - 11:00PM
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