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Joseph B. Soloveitchik

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Residence: Pruzhany
BirthDay: 27 February 1903
Sigh: Pisces
Died On: April 9, 1993
Education: Humboldt University of Berlin

Joseph B. Soloveitchik was bornon 27 February 1903 in Pruzhany, , is Rabbi. Joseph B. Soloveitchik was a major American Orthodox rabbi and Modern Jewish philosopher. He served as an advisor, guide, mentor, and role model for many Modern Orthodox Jews as their favorite Talmudic scholar and religious leader. Born into a rabbinical dynasty, he was destined to become supreme leader from an early age and received his Jewish education alongside a systematic secular teaching. After his graduation, he went to Berlin from where he received his doctoral degree, also undertaking a rigorous schedule of Talmud studies. Then he traveled to the United States and founded one of the first Hebrew day schools in the country which later promoted co-education. Subsequently, he succeeded his father as the head of the rabbinical school at Yeshiva University and also served as the chief decision-maker of Modern Orthodoxy in America. He was an acknowledged rabbinic leader and leading ideologue of American Modern Orthodoxy for much of the 20th century. He also made a great impact through his theological works such as ‘Halakhic Man’ and ‘Lonely Man of Faith’ which presented a sophisticated religious anthropology. Through public lectures, writings, and his policy decisions for the Modern Orthodox world, he emerged as the spiritual leader of Modern Orthodoxy in America and one of the 20th century's greatest Jewish thinkers


He died on April 9, 1993, at Boston, Massachusetts, at the age of 90


In 1941, he succeeded his father as the head of the rabbinical school, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), of Yeshiva University in New York, where he educated an entire generation of Orthodox rabbis until 1986


In the late 1940s, a high school was also established where he introduced a number of innovations which included teaching Talmud to boys and girls together in a class


In 1937, he founded the Maimonides School, one of the first Hebrew day schools in Boston


In December 1932, he obtained his PhD with his doctoral thesis on the epistemology and metaphysics of the German philosopher Hermann Cohen


In 1924, he entered the Free Polish University in Warsaw where he studied political science for three terms


In 1922, he completed his graduation from the liberal arts Gymnasium in Dubno


Joseph Ber Soloveitchik was born on February 27, 1903 in Pruzhany, then Russia, to Rabbi Moshe Soloveichik, and his wife, Rebbetzin Pesia

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