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(April 1993) Soloveitchik Died? What’s On Television?

American Judaism! I found this obituary, dated April 10, 1993, folded into my copy of Halakhic Man. On the back side of the page is that evening’s television schedule. Note the combination of public interest and ephemera on the pages … Continue reading

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Soloveitchik Iconodolic

“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 … Continue reading

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American Jewish Thought Looney Tunes Modern(ist) Landscape (1950)

I finally decided to include something on postwar American synagogue architecture, using Susan G. Solomon’s Louis I. Kahn’s Jewish Architecture as a platform with which to juxtapose the philosophical-theological thought of Abraham Joshua Heschel and Joseph Soloveitchik. With the recent … Continue reading

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Bugs Bunny & Joseph Soloveitchik

I thought this note from my TA is very funny. I’m sharing with her permission, and will explain later, how I see their sitz im leben in 1950s America. From: xxxx Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:29 PM To: Zachary J Braiterman … Continue reading

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