A counter-response to Rabbi Cardozo’s article on Rabbi Soloveitchik

For a printable PDF version please click here: Response to R. Cardozo II website For the original article by Rabbi Cardozo please click here :https://www.cardozoacademy.org/thoughts-to-ponder/genius-limitations-rabbi-joseph-ber-soloveitchik-zl/ For my open letter in response to the original article please click here: https://contemplatingtorah.wordpress.com/2017/02/14/an-open-letter-to-rabbi-cardoza-in-response-to-his-article-on-rav-soloveitchik/ For Rabbi

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An open letter to Rabbi Cardozo in response to his article on Rav Soloveitchik

For a printable PDF version click here:Letter to Rabbi Cardozo website For Rabbi Cardozo’s full response please see: http://www.cardozoacademy.org/thoughts-to-ponder/rabbi-soloveitchik-paradoxical-influence/ Dear Rabbi Cardozo, For many years, I have read your articles and publications with interest. I greatly admire the way in

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Parshat Vaera Leadership and the Road to Greatness

For a Printable PDF please click here:parshat-vaera-the-road-to-greatness-5777 Moshe’s leadership is the quintessential test of character building.  It contrasts radically with many of the leaders in our age.  Leadership today is increasingly deemed worthy if it is bold, arrogant, certain and

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Parshat Lech-lecha: On Covenant, Crisis and Commitment

For a printable PDF version please click here:parshat-lech-lecha-5777 לזכות רפואה שלימה לאימי מורתי מינדל ליבא בת פיגא פרל בתוך שאר חולי ישראל In the merit of a complete recovery of my dear Mother and teacher Mindel Liba Bat Fayga Perl

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Learning to Live with the Unpredictable

  לזכות רפואה שלימה לאימי מורתי מינדל ליבא בת פיגא פרל בתוך שאר חולי ישראל The last five years and perhaps most acutely the last nine months have been for me on a very personal level a lesson in releasing

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Rosh Hashana 5775 – Hagar and Yishmael: Reflections on the ‘Other’ – Empathy and Pragmatism in our Avodat Hashem

For a printable PDF version click here:RH Hagar and Yishamel 5775 Note: This essay requires a detailed analysis of the two readings of Rosh Hashana.  It is strongly advised to read them through and I have attached them at the

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On Sirens, Spinoza, Soloveitchik and Electiveness

For a printable PDF click here:On Sirens soloveicthik and Spinoza 5775 It’s been a strange few weeks.  This is the time of year in Israel that reminds us why we are here.  It’s like that moment when, unaware you are

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