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I have heard, I believe from Rabbi Daniel Stein, that Rav Soloveitchk is quoted as crafting the following logic: Chicken soup, unlike water, does not as a practical reality lose its cooking (azil lei bishulei) when cooled. If I have water, boil it, and let it cool, it is basically back to where I started. If I cook soup, and let it cool, I have cold ...


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Although I personally have not read his works, I have a number of friends who were inspired by The Lonely Man of Faith. Additionally, Halachic Man seems to be a must read. Although chronologically Halachic preceded Lonely by a couple of decades, Lonely is more fundamental.


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From zaq's answer to a related question: In the Moreh Nevuchim [(Part 1 ch.53)], Rambam explains how God's attributes should be understood without compromising God's unchangingness. He compares God's mood to a fire. If you put ice in a fire, it melts, then evaporates. If you put clay in a fire, it hardens. If you put wood in a fire it burns... The ...


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נושא הציץ והחושן is printed inside the Sefer דברי הגות והערכה.


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When I was a student at Yeshivat Har Etzion, R' Binyamin Tabory gave a Shi'ur on Ma'aseh Rav, based on the Rav's teachings and Minhagim. When he discussed Sefirah, the Three Weeks, etc., he said that if, hypothetically, one could go to a movie at all (which he did not feel was so simple, for reasons relating to issues of modesty - he said he once went to a ...


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Rabbi Harry Lax was the last recipient of smicha from Rabbi Soloveichik. I was told this by a great-nephew of Rabbi Soloveichik, who I know from Kehliath Jeshurun synagogue in Manhattan.


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In his youth Yosef Dov Ber Soloveitchik (Bais HaLevi) lived in Brod. One anecdote illustrates his early mastery of rabbinic learning. Rabbi Shlomo Kluger, the rabbi of Brod, enjoyed engaging in Talmud studies with him. http://wapedia.mobi/en/Yosef_Dov_Soloveitchik_(Beis_Halevi)


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When the Netziv was 11 years old he was sent to learn in Volozhin. Half a year after his Bar Mitzva, the Rosh Yeshiva Rav Itzele Volozhin the son of Rav Chaim Volozhin, saw him fit from all the other budding stars, to take him as a son-in-law. ...


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As quoted in MiPeninei HaRav (page 73), the Rav felt 'based on the simple reading of the Mishna in Berachot (20b)' that women are obligated to pray Maariv.


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I'm no scholar of the Rav, but I found the Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur Machzors and the Haggada based on his teachings to be eye-opening introductions to his oeuvre. They're full of references to his other published works, so if you see a passage you find particularly interesting, you can follow it up by studying the work it was excerpted from.


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You may wish to try the shiurim of R. Mayer Twersky or R. Michael Rosensweig on http://yutorah.org.


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Yalkut HaMoadim page 711 & HaPardes Number 14 page 7


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The Bergen County Beis Medrash has lots of Audio Shiurim from Rav Soloteitchik. That may be a good place to start. There are also 164 of the Rav's shiurim available for download here. (linked to from here)


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The Mishnah Berurah Siman 675 ois 9, brings from the sefer עלת שמואל that women do not need to light, but instead fulfill the mitzvah through the lighting of the men. But if they wish to light they can do so, and with a berachah. Many people follow the opinion of the Chasam Sofer who writes that because they used to light outside and for a woman to go ...


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See also the shiurim by R' Aharon Soloveitchik on yutorah.org.


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I don't know if it was discussing solids or liquids, but Rabbi Michael Broyde observes that fifty years ago, many Jews who put their lives on the line to keep shabbos (when many couldn't or didn't) would take cold cooked food on shabbos morning and put it in the already-on oven. He said Rabbi Moshe Feinstein wrote, as a limud zchut (way of finding merit for ...


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I recommend two books in particular: Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff, The Rav: The World of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (2 vols; ed. Joseph Epstein; Ktav Publishing House, 1999); Reuven Ziegler, Majesty and Humility: The Thought of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (Urim Publications, 2012).


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In my opinion the best place to start is Here: The Rav Thinking Aloud on the Parsha It is simpler then the other books that have some heavy philosophy and language. They are cross referenced to his other books so if you like an Idea you can find it and the person who wrote it was a close talmid. Plus it is on the Parsha so it makes it very usefull.If you ...


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I think the first one I read was קול דודי דופק, both very deep and very readable at the same time, a nice introduction to his way of writing, and philosophical methodology. @YDK's suggestions of Man of Faith and Halachic Man are also good to go with.


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http://www.pidyon.org/docs/shalshelet.php http://www.simpletoremember.com/articles/a/mesora/


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Try the series Talmudic Methodology by R' Moshe Taragin at the Virtual Beit Midrash.


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Rav Saadia Gaon discuses Deuteronomy 4:24 to illustrate an instance where Scripture is not interpreted according to its "literal" meaning, "Likewise we find for the statement of Scripture: For the Lord thy God is a fire, a good interpretation, by way of metaphor or analogy, to the effect that God's punishment is like a consuming fire that burns up ...



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