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Thomas S.J. Michel

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780823228119

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823228119.001.0001

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The Goal of the Ignatian Exercises and Soloveitchik's Halakhic Spirituality

The Goal of the Ignatian Exercises and Soloveitchik's Halakhic Spirituality

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(p.38) The Goal of the Ignatian Exercises and Soloveitchik's Halakhic Spirituality
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Christian M. Rutishauser, S.J.

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823228119.003.0004

This chapter provides background on the life and religious activities of Rabbi Joseph Dov Soloveitchik, the spiritual mentor of so-called modern Jewish Orthodoxy in the United States. Soloveitchik's biography reflects the intellectual history of the twentieth century and its struggle with religion, which had to find a new standpoint in a secular world. Three cities influenced his religious exercise. These cities are Brisk in Lithuania where he was born in 1930; Berlin, Germany where he studied during the 1920s; and Boston, Massachusetts where he died in 1993. This chapter also discusses the similarity of religious practice with Ignatian spirituality.

Keywords:   Rabbi Joseph Dov Soloveitchik, rabbis, Jewish Orthodoxy, United States, Ignatian spirituality

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