"… if the State of Israel will become a secular kingdom without Torah, without sanctity, without the Sabbath, without Jewish education, without family purity, a State in which Jewish uniqueness will be erased, then the price we are paying for her in blood and tears is too heavy." Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (The Rav Speaks, pp. 138-9).

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Arrival of Rabbi Soloveitchik in America: A Documentary Report - Linked Article from thelehrhaus.com

by Yisrael Kashkin and Jeffrey Saks


"Having married Tonya Lewitt in 1931, the young Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, his wife, and newly-born daughter left Berlin where he had been studying since 1926. In immigrating to the United States he was following in the footsteps of his father, Rav Moshe Soloveitchik, who had been the Rosh Yeshiva of the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary since 1929.

"During a period of restrictive immigration to America, following the Immigration Act of 1924 which limited the number of immigrants..." cont.

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