Book of The Day
Jun 18, 2013
Kol Dodi Dofek: The Voice Of My Beloved Knocks
Rav Soloveitchik, one of the most significant thinkers in recent Jewish life, uses the language of the Song of Songs, Shir HaShirim, to describe the relationship between the Jewish people and Hashem. Originating in a speech delivered in 1956 at an Israel Independence Day celebration, this essay grapples with the enormity of the Shoah and the miracle of the founding of the State of Israel and what our responses should be to both.