Between the Lines: Soloveitchik’s Children

By :  Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary Posted On Jan 22, 2024 / 5784 | Author Conversations: Between the Lines Library Programs

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Professor Arnold Eisen, chancellor emeritus and professor of Jewish Thought at JTS and author Daniel Ross Goodman discuss Soloveitchik’s Children, a book that delves into how three of Soloveitchik’s most influential disciples in Jewish thought and philosophy—Rabbi Irving “Yitz” Greenberg, Rabbi David Hartman, and Jonathan Sacks—learned from and adapted his teachings in their own ways, while advancing his philosophical and theological legacy.

About the Author

Rabbi Daniel Ross Goodman, a western Massachusetts native, earned his PhD from JTS in 2021 and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Divinity School. His previous books include the 2020 novel A Single Life and his 2020 book on religion and film, Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Wonder and Religion in American Cinema. His new book, Soloveitchik’s Children: Irving Greenberg, David Hartman, Jonathan Sacks, and the Future of Jewish Theology in America, published this summer by the University of Alabama Press, is an adaptation of his JTS doctoral dissertation, which he wrote under now-emeritus JTS Professor of Jewish Thought Alan Mittleman. He is thrilled to be back at JTS (at least virtually!) for this book talk this evening.