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Soloveitchik, R. Joseph Ber

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A glimpse at the relationship between the Rebbe and Rabbi Joseph Ber Soloveitchik, "the Rav."
“Please, forgive me,” muttered the wagon driver. “I had no idea who you were, and I request forgiveness for wronging you.”
Two remarkable Torah leaders and their relationship
The Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, and the Rav, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, of righteous memory, were heirs to two traditions that are largely defined in contrast and in correspondence to one another. But each draw from the tr...
On the 18th of Nissan, 5753 (April 9, 1993), Rabbi Joseph Ber Soloveichik, a scion of the illustrious Volozhin-Brisk rabbinic dynasty, passed away at the age of 90. Rabbi Soloveichik, known to many as "The Rav," was the Rosh Yeshivah (dean) of the Rabbi I...
The story of the Lincoln Square Synagogue
The Rebbe tells a young rabbi, "We have to enter the enemies battle in order to win the war of assimilation."
Berlin, Germany circa 1930
Rabbi Chaim Ciment shares a few stories he heard from Rabbi Joseph Ber Soloveitchik about his days together with the Rebbe in Berlin.
Rabbi Herschel Schacter, former president of the Rabbinical Council of America, tells of coming along with the Rav, Rabbi Yosef Ber Soloveitchik, to visit the Rebbe in 1980.
Studying in Berlin at the same time with the Rebbe was Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveichik, his students heard from him about the encounters with the Rebbe in Berlin. Three of his students tell of these encounters.
1928 – 1932
Rabbi Sholom Kovalski continues his account of taking Rabbi Joseph Ber Soloveitchik to visit the Rebbe in 1964. During the drive home, Rav Soloveitchik shared some personal recollections of the Rebbe, from their time together in Berlin.
Tishrei, 1964
Rabbi Sholom Kovalski shared a close relationship with Rabbi Joseph Ber Soloveitchik. Here, he recalls taking Rav Soloveitchik to visit the Rebbe upon the passing of the Rebbe’s mother, Rebbetzin Chana Schneerson, of blessed memory.
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