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Lot #    29260
Auction End Date    1/25/2011 12:48:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    HaDegel - Brisker Rav issue
Title (Hebrew)    -
Author    [Only Ed.]
City    [Israel]
Publication Date    1959
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 16 pp., 275:205 mm., light age staining, tears.
   Youth periodical by the Agudat Israel dedicated to R. Yitzchok Zev Soloveitchik, (Velvel, 1886 - 1959), the Brisker Rav. He was a son of R. Chaim Soloveitchik of Brisk. He is also commonly known as the GRYZ, an acronym for Gaon Rabbi Yitzchak Zev. He was the town rabbi of the Jewish community in Brisk and was the rosh yeshiva ("dean") of its yeshiva. He fled the Holocaust and moved to Erez Israel, where he re-established the Brisk Yeshiva in Israel. In Jerusalem he continued educating students as his father did, with what would come to be known as the Brisker derech (Yiddish: the "Brisk method" or "Brisk approach") of analyzing Talmud. This form of analysis stressed conceptual understanding combined with strict adherence to the text; it is also characterized by its emphasis on Maimonides Mishneh Torah.

The Brisker Rov was a leader of the Haredi community in Israel and advocated complete withdrawal of participation with the Israeli government, the secular ideals and values of which were, in his view, antithetical to the principals of Orthodox Judaism. He went as far as opposing the reliance on government funding in support of yeshivas and other Torah institutions. The Brisker Rov was known for his stringency in halakha. This partly stems from his use of the Brisker method of study, in which laws are broken down into precise components, which can then be assembled into new combinations, creating novel halakhic possibilities which perhaps a person should be strict to follow or avoid.

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20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
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Language:    Hebrew
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