Soloveitchik Iconodolic

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“At the moment the image of his father came to him and appeared before him in the window.” A lovely little framing device set in white space, the quiet little epigraph to Soloveitchik’s Halakhic Man which he took from the Babylonian Talmud, shifts a bit my understanding of the text, the thought and its thinker as works of the imagination. Along with Talmud, I want to call them “iconodolic.”

About zjb

Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish though and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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