Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online

Get access

Halakhic Man
(2,913 words)

Ish ha-halakhah (Halakhic man) is the title and eponymous hero of a work published in Hebrew in 1944 by Joseph Dov Soloveitchik (1903–1993), one of the leading rabbinic scholars and theologians of the second half of the 20th century. In common with other writings by Soloveitchik on Jewish law (Halakhah) and the character of the Halakhic man, this text possesses a near-unique authority achieved by scarcely any other modern work on this subject.

1. Introduct…

Cite this page
Kaplan, Lawrence, “Halakhic Man”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 08 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0335>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20200106

▲   Back to top   ▲