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Seventy Conversations in Transit

with HaGaon HaRav Joseph B. Soloveitchik zt”l - Rabbi Dr. Aaron Adler


BA, MA, Yeshiva University


Rabbinic Ordination, YU, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary


PhD, Talmud, Bar-Ilan University


Popular lecturer, author and educator


Synagogue Rabbi, Long Island City, Bersheva, Ramot, Zurich, Katamon


Founding Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshivat Bnei Akiva Ner Tamid, Chashmonaim Israel


Student and assistant to Rabbi Yosef Ber Halevi Soloveitchik, the Rav


Episode #1

What was Rav Soloveitchik’s position regarding reciting a blessing after Air Travel?

Episode #2

What was Rav Soloveitchik’s halachic position regarding electricity?

Episode #3

What was the relationship between Rav Soloveitchik and the Lubavitcher Rebbe?

Episode #4

What was Rav Soloveitchik’s position on women learning Torah?  

Episode #5

How did the Shoah impact on Rav Soloveitchik’s view on Jewish activism?

Episode #6

What was Rav Soloveitchik’s stance on Aliyah and did he encourage students to make Aliyah?

Episode #7

Why did Rav Soloveitchik, who opposed inter-faith religious dialogue,  discuss issues of faith with Cardinal Willebrands? 

Episode #8

What was Rav Soloveitchik’s position on being “Moser”/Reporting fellow Jews to the authorities in matters of financial criminal behavior?

Episode #9

When / Why did Rav Soloveitchik deviate from the Minhaigm/Customs of the Brisk tradition?

Episode #10

What is your favorite Rav Soloveitchik story?


Full Interview - Rabbi Dr. Aaron Adler

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