For two generations Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (the "Rav") has expounded an existential approach to Jewish thought and a mastery of the arcana and profundities of Jewish law and philosophy that are seldom matched.
Halakhic Man, The Halakhic Mind, The Lonely Man of Faith, and On Repentance have defined the parameters of Modern Orthodox thought and provided the modern Jew with a deeper understanding of man's place in the world.
In these compelling analyses of his world view, Zvi Kolitz examines the existential strains in Rabbi Soloveitchik's religious and philosophical system.
Thus, Kolitz stresses man's dual task of shaping creation by shaping himself.
His purpose in the world corresponds to deeply felt needs within himself.