Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Halakhic Man After Twenty Years: What Has Changed?

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Halakhic Man is a theoretical, systematic essay, whereas "Mah Dodekhmi-Dod " is a eulogy that resorts to a classic homiletic style. Notwithstanding the eulogy's homiletic wrapping, central changes in Rabbi Joseph Baer Soloveitchik's perception of Halakhic Man are evident in two areas: 1.The completion of aspects insufficiently discussed or emphasized in Halakhic Man; 2. The toning down of extreme aspects in the personality of Halakhic Man. This chapter discusses these changes. Eulogy is the portrayal of a personality, and a discussion of R. Yitzhak Zeev's personality will obviously touch on his prodigious scholarship. In Halakhic Man, R. Soloveitchik deals with the epistemic meaning and implications of halakhic creativity. Halakhic Man presents prophecy at the cognitive level as a goal of halakhic-creative thought, whereas the eulogy specifies the mark of this process on the personality.

Keywords: classic homiletic style; eulogy; halakhic creativity; Halakhic Man; Mah Dodekhmi-Dod; Rabbi Joseph Baer Soloveitchik



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Religion or Halakha — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation