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The Goal of the Ignatian Exercises and Soloveitchik's Halakhic Spirituality

Christian M. Rutishauser, S.J.

in Friends on the Way

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780823228119
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823236985 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823228119.003.0004

Series: Abrahamic Dialogues

The Goal of the Ignatian Exercises and Soloveitchik's Halakhic Spirituality

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This chapter provides background on the life and religious activities of Rabbi Joseph Dov Soloveitchik, the spiritual mentor of so-called modern Jewish Orthodoxy in the United States. Soloveitchik's biography reflects the intellectual history of the twentieth century and its struggle with religion, which had to find a new standpoint in a secular world. Three cities influenced his religious exercise. These cities are Brisk in Lithuania where he was born in 1930; Berlin, Germany where he studied during the 1920s; and Boston, Massachusetts where he died in 1993. This chapter also discusses the similarity of religious practice with Ignatian spirituality.

Keywords: Rabbi Joseph Dov Soloveitchik; rabbis; Jewish Orthodoxy; United States; Ignatian spirituality

Chapter.  6499 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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