Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (1903-1993), commonly known as 'the Rav,' has stimulated and influenced the intellectual minds and touched the sensitive hearts of thousands of his students both in the United States and across the globe. With his death, a void was left in the modern intellectual Orthodox community. Although efforts have been made to transmit his Torah knowledge into written words, future generations of the vast English-speaking Torah community will be bereft of his enormous wisdom. The second volume of Halakhic Positions of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik continues to provide the modern reader with a glimpse into the illustrious and meaningful halakhic opinions of this highly revered Jewish scholar. Rabbi Aharon Ziegler, a student of the Rav, has illustrated the unique, and perhaps less known, halakhic views which will intrigue and educate those who seek more of the Rav's distinguished teachings. Whether studied in the synagogue, school, or home, this book is a valuable addition to any Jewish library.
Rabbi Aharon Ziegler, spiritual leader of Congregation Agudath Achim of Boro Park in Brooklyn, New York for the past thirty-five years, is a retired librarian for the New York City Board of Education. A student of the Rav for many years, Rabbi Ziegler does extensive lecturing and writing on the halakhic positions of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik.
Part 1 I. Tefillin, Tefillah, and Kriat Hatorah Part 2 II. Issues Pertaining to Shabbat Part 3 III. Issues Pertaining to a Chatan and Kiddushin Part 4 IV. Issues Pertaining to Chanukah Part 5 V. Bread, Birkhat Hamazon, and Bishul Akum Part 6 VI. Aveilut and Sefira Part 7 VII. Halakhic Decisions Part 8 VIII. Miscellaneous Issues