Tisha B’Av 2015: Never at Home: Exile, Alienation & Redemption in the Thought of Soloveitchik & Hartman

Posted by Elliott Malamet on July 26, 2015
Topics: Tisha B'av, The Three Weeks

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This lecture was held at Pardes as part of the Tisha B’Av program 2015.

Consistently throughout his work, Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik implies that alienation is the ground of human existence and approaches the theme of exile not as a temporary fact of history but as a human reality. In this talk we examine some of Rabbi Soloveitchik’s conceptions of alienation and exile, and then we will explore a fundamental argument between Rabbi Soloveitchik and Rabbi David Hartman about the nature of the appropriate response to evil and suffering.

About Elliott Malamet

Dr. Elliott Malamet is the co-founder and program director of Torah in Motion, whose mission is to explore the interface between Judaism and modernity. Dr. Malamet currently teaches Jewish Philosophy at Yeshivat Machanaim in Efrat and will be teaching English Literature at the Rothberg International School of Hebrew University this coming year.

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