Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, “the Rav,” often spoke about the religious significance of the State of Israel. In honor of Yom Haatzma’ut, watch a virtual video of the Rav delivering an inspiring address about the miracle of the establishment of the State of Israel. Also see the Rav’s commentary from Chumash Mesoras HaRav for this week’s Torah reading.
RABBI JOSEPH B. SOLOVEITCHIK ON THE MIRACLES BEHIND THE CREATION OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL
Moriah Synagogue, New York, 1955
“Virtual videos” featuring recordings of the Rav. Translation and subtitles by Arnold Lustiger.
Part One: The role of the UN in light of the Rambam’s introduction to the Peirush Hamishnayos.
Part Two: The irony of how a wicked British Foreign Minister became instrumental in creating the State of Israel.
Part Three: A land which remains faithful to its people, and a people who remain faithful to its land.
The Rav’s commentary of Acharei Mot and Kedoshim, this week’s Torah reading.