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

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 Chief Ideas Officer at Living Jewishly, based in Toronto, which provides opportunities to engage in Jewish Life through unique experiences, exceptional events and relevant conversations. Dr. Malamet taught Jewish philosophy and Education for twenty years in Canadian universities prior to making aliyah. He currently lectures in ethics and philosophy at Yeshivat Machanaim in Efrat, and Israeli Literature at the Rothberg International School of Hebrew University.

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