Majesty and Humility

by Ethan Isenberg, Second Look Productions

Rabbi Reuven Ziegler, Director of Research and Archives of the Toras HoRav Foundation, and an advisor on the film [Lonely Man of Faith], has authored the new and upcoming book:  Majesty and Humility: The Thought of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik.  The book covers more works by the Rav than any other that I’ve seen: From the well known works like Halakhic Man, The Lonely Man of Faith, and Kol Dodi Dofek (The Voice of My Beloved Knocks) to other important essays like “U’vikashtem Mi-Sham” (“And From There You Shall Seek”), “Catharsis”, “Majesty and Humility”, and “The Community”, to the posthumous works like Family Redeemed, Worship of the Heart, and Out of the Whirlwind.  The first half of the book had its genesis as an email series on the Virtual Beit Midrash of Yeshivat Har Etzion, and anyone who has read those essays knows that this book will be a must have.

In addition to Ziegler’s essays, the book features a preface by Rabbi Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein and a foreword by Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter (both interviewed in the film).

The book is sponsored by the Maimonides School in Boston, and is dedicated to the memory of Abraham Levovitz, z”l, president emeritus of the school and an interviewee in the film.


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