Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik and Aspects of Jewish Educational Philosophy: Explorations in his Philosophical Writings

Apr. 10, 2009

Source: Journal of Jewish Education, Volume 75, Issue 2, pages 114 - 129


This article examines the educational philosophy that arises from several focal writings of Rabbi J. B. Soloveitchek. These specific writings, however, do not deal directly with education, and the article illustrates the way that educational doctrine can be shown to arise from philosophical writings as such.


On the basis of this research, the article points to possible diversities of interpretation and even confrontations between the conclusions that arise from several texts. In this framework, the authors suggest a new critical interpretation of Rabbi Soloveitchik's thought through the perspective of the philosophy of education. This provides new insight not only to his educational teachings but also into other aspects of his thought.

Updated: Jun. 07, 2009


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I am interested in reading the article. Thank you in advance, Avi
Avi Shalom, As you can see from the information about the article, it was published in the Journal of Jewish Education, an academic journal of Jewish education. The journal has a printed edition as well as an online edition both available by paid subscription. You can find it in Jewish education libraries or by accesisng the "link to source" button and purchase access to this article from the publisher.