Board of Directors

Dr. Atarah Twersky
Chairman of the Board

Dr. Tovah Lichtenstein

Irwin Shapiro
Vice President

Rabbi Menachem Genack
Vice President

Julius Berman, Esq.

Eli Weber, Esq.

Editorial-Publication Board

Dr. David Shatz
Series Editor

Dr. Joel B. Wolowelsky
Associate Editor

Rabbi Reuven Ziegler
Director of Research

The Toras HoRav Foundation

Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik zt"l (1903-1993) was not only one of the outstanding talmudists of the twentieth century, but also one of its most creative and seminal Jewish thinkers. Drawing from a vast reservoir of Jewish and general knowledge, "the Rav," as he is widely known, brought Jewish thought and law to bear on the interpretation and assessment of the modern experience. On the one hand, he built bridges between Judaism and the modern world; yet at the same time he vigorously upheld the integrity and autonomy of the Jew's faith commitment, and in particular the commitment to a life governed by Halakhah, Jewish law.

For over four decades, Rabbi Soloveitchik commuted weekly from his home in Brookline, Massachusetts to New York City, where he gave the senior shiur (class in Talmud) at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), affiliated with Yeshiva University, and, in his early years there, also taught Jewish Philosophy at the University’s Bernard Revel Graduate School. Generations of rabbinical students were taught and inspired by him -- among them many of the future leaders of the Orthodox and broader Jewish community. By his extensive personal teaching and influence, as well as by serving locally as the chief rabbinic figure in Boston, where he founded the Maimonides School, he contributed vitally to the dynamic resurgence of Orthodox Judaism in America. The thousands of people who regularly flocked to his public lectures in Boston and New York on halakhic, philosophical and Biblical topics were consistently enthralled and inspired. Rabbi Soloveitchik stands, indeed, as one of the great religious leaders of our time. Even now, after his passing, his teachings -- "the Rav's Torah" -- are always eagerly sought, and his words continue to ring with relevance and authority.

Although many of Rabbi Soloveitchik's writings and discourses have been published over the years, much additional material, rich and evocative, remains in handwritten manuscripts. The Toras HoRav Foundation was established by family members and former students to disseminate these and other works, with the aims of enhancing both our grasp of Rabbi Soloveitchik's philosophy and our understanding of the diverse topics he addresses.

The volumes published by the Foundation to date include :

  • FAMILY REDEEMED: Essays on Family Relationships
    Edited by David Shatz and Joel B. Wolowelsky
  • WORSHIP OF THE HEART: Essays on Jewish Prayer
    Edited by Shalom Carmy
  • OUT OF THE WHIRLWIND: Essays on Mourning, Suffering and the Human Condition
    Edited by David Shatz, Joel B. Wolowelsky, and Reuven Ziegler
  • COMMUNITY, COVENANT AND COMMITMENT: Selected Letters and Communications
    Edited by Nathaniel Helfgot
    Edited by Michael Berger
  • FESTIVAL OF FREEDOM: Essays on Pesah and the Haggadah
    Edited by Joel B. Wolowelsky and Reuven Ziegler
  • THE LORD IS RIGHTEOUS IN ALL HIS WAYS: Reflections on the Tish'ah be-Av Kinot
    Edited by Jacob J. Schacter
  • DAYS OF DELIVERANCE: Essays on Purim and Hanukkah
    Edited by Eli D. Clark, Joel B. Wolowelsky, and Reuven Ziegler
    Edited by David Shatz, Joel B. Wolowelsky, and Reuven Ziegler
  • And From There You Shall Seek (U-Vikkashtem mi-Sham)
    Translated by Naomi Goldblum

These English volumes are available from Ktav Publishing House.

  • שיעורי הגרי"ד על ענייני תפילין, כתיבת סת"ם וציצית
    נערך על ידי הרב יאיר קאהן
  • שיעורים לזכר אבא מרי ז"ל (ב' כרכים)
  • שיעורי הגרי"ד על עבודת יום הכיפורים
    נערך על ידי הרב אהרן ליכטנשטיין והרב יאיר קאהן
  • זמן חירותנו: מסות על חג הפסח ועל ההגדה
    נערך על ידי יואל ב' וולוולסקי וראובן ציגלר
    תורגם ע"י אביגדור שנאן
  • אדם וביתו: שש מסות על חיי המשפחה
    נערך על ידי דוד שץ ויואל ב' וולוולסקי
    תורגם ע"י אביגדור שנאן
  • מן הסערה: מסות על אבלות, ייסורים והמצב האנושי
    נערך על ידי דוד שץ, יואל ב' וולוולסקי וראובן ציגלר
    תורגם ע"י אביגדור שנאן
  • עבודה שבלב: מסות על התפילה
    נערך על ידי הרב שלום כרמי
    תורגם ע"י אביגדור שנאן

ניתן להזמין את הספרים אדם וביתו, מן הסערה, עבודה שבלב וזמן חירותנו מספריית מכללת יעקב הרצוג

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