MOADEI HARAV: Public Lectures on the Festivals by Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik

MOADEI HARAV: Public Lectures on the Festivals by Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik
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    MOADEI HARAV: Public Lectures on the Festivals by Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik
    by Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Pick

    Hardcover, 278 pages
    KTAV Publishing House, Bar-Ilan University, Urim Publications, 2016
    ISBN: 978-965-524-219-5

    Moadei HaRav presents a collection of shiurim and lectures (based upon student notes) by Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik on the Jewish festivals, including the High Holidays, Chanukah, Purim, and Passover. Rav Soloveitchik was not only one of the outstanding Talmudists of the 20th century, but was also one of its most creative and seminal Jewish thinkers. Through these shiurim and lectures, along with his own original essays on Jewish laws and rituals, Rabbi Dr. Shlomo H. Pick provides the Rav's insights and thoughts on the Jewish holidays. An introductory essay analyzes the Rav's methodology of Talmud analysis.

    Table of Contents:
    Preface and Acknowledgements
    Part One: Introductory Chapters
    The Rav’s Methodology of Torah Study
    The Rav and the Jewish Holidays Throughout the Year
    Part Two: Talmudic Lectures of the Rav (Based Upon Student Notes)
    Song and the Revelation of the Shekhinah on Rosh Hashanah
    Keri’at Shema on Yom Kippur
    Taking the Aravah and Encompassing the Altar
    A Shiur on the Sugya of Chanukah (Shabbat 21)
    Publicizing the Miracle of Chanukah
    On Joy During the Days of Purim
    Concerning the Laws Pertaining to the Night of Purim
    Erev Pesach that Falls On the Sabbath—Shiur One: The Dispute Between Rabbi Meir and the Sages
    Erev Pesach that Falls On the Sabbath—Shiur Two: A Passage in the Mordekhai in the First Chapter of Pesachim
    Recounting the Story of the Exodus from Egypt: The Uniqueness of the Seder Night
    Reclining at the Seder: The Obligation of Reclining According to the Rambam
    Sefirat ha-Omer and Setting the Date of Shavuot
    Part Three: Studies in Jewish Law and Customs Based Upon the Rav's Teachings
    Sounding the Shofar at the End of Yom Kippur
    Charoset—The Essence of the Mitzvah: The Rambam’s Position Regarding Charoset
    Pouring the Wine at the Seder: The Rav’s Interpretation of the Mishnah and the Rambam
    Holding the Cup of Wine While Reciting the Haggadah: When the Wine Cup Must Be Held During the Seder
    Halakhot that Depend on the Shem Eretz Yisrael

    About the Author: 
    Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Pick teaches Talmud and Maimonidean thought at Bar-Ilan University's Ludwig and Erica Jesselson Institute for Advanced Torah Studies in Israel.

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