by Dovid Schwartz (’13)
This past Sunday, Yeshiva University held a Yom Iyun in commemoration of The Rav (Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik)’s 20th yahrtzeit. Select MTA shiurim had to opportunity to participate in the event. First, the students heard shiurim from RIETS Roshei Yeshiva Rabbi Mordechai Willig and Rabbi Dovid Miller on the Rav’s understanding of Sefiras HaOmer and on his famous drasha “Kol Dodi Dofek.” After that, Rabbi Taubes – who also spoke on a later in the day at the broader program “Prayer: Privilege and Practice” – joined with Rabbi Adler of TABC and Rabbi Wienerkur of HAFTR to share their personal experiences with The Rav. They commented on his unparalleled teaching ability, his dramatic rhetoric, and his personality as a whole. The many students who attended the event gained appreciation for one of the greatest Jewish figures in the 20th century, who played a large role — arguably the biggest role — in shaping today’s Modern Orthodoxy.

Rabbi Taubes, who was a student of The Rav, was featured in The Jewish Standard coverage of the event.

To read more about the YU Yom Iyun, visit YU News.

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