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Discourses of Rav Yosef Dov Halevi Soloveitchik on the Weekly Parashah: Darosh Darash Yosef Hardcover – January 2, 2011
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It is with awe and trepidation that I write these words of recommendation for the compilation of Divrei Torat Harav zt''l on the Parshiyot Hashavua, authored by my dear friend Harav Avishai David Shlit''a. Awe, for the magnificent Divrei Torah recorded herein. Trepidation, for the Rav's words and ideas are words and ideas fit for a Malach Hashem, and we, his mortal students, shake with fearful emotion, lest they fall on our oftentimes deaf ears. The Rav's Divrei Torah are both profound and inspirational. They command us to respond with a deeper faith and with a stronger commitment to Torah. May the Almighty help us to respond fully to that charge so eloquently delivered. --Rabbi Hershel Reichman Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshivat Rabbenu Yitzchak Elchanan, Yeshiva University
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Rabbi Avishai C. David is a former student of Rabbi Yosef Soloveitchik’s. He is the rosh yeshiva, or dean, of Yeshivat Torat Shraga in Jerusalem, a post–high school yeshiva program for young men, as well as the rabbi of a synagogue in Beit Shemesh, Israel.
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The Rav considered Moses Nachmanides (known as Ramban, 1194-1270) as the best Bible commentator. In his book on the Rav, The Rav Thinking Aloud, Rabbi David Holzer quotes him saying: "In my opinion, the Ramban has contributed much more to the philosophy of religion" than Maimonides. Maimonides, he continues, was "over-educated and over trained.... The Ramban used more intuition than logic." Rabbi David says it this way in his volume: "Major decisions in people's lives are often not a function of rational calculation but based on impulse and intuition." The Rav, in short, emphasizes faith, rather than reason.
The Rav, as most rabbis today, focuses on Midrashim. He quotes a Midrash on the weekly portion and offers his view of what the Midrash is teachings. Rabbi David says that the Rav was interested in "the spiritual message that (the Torah) conveys... (the) moral precepts and norms that translate into practical deeds." The following are examples. Deuteronomy 33:4 states: "The Torah that Moses commanded us is the heritage (Hebrew, morasha) of the congregation of Jacob.Read more ›