By: Commentator Staff  | 

Rav Delivers Shiur to Overflow Crowd (Vol. 24, Issue 9)

The sanctity of the Sefer Torah, Tephillin, and Mezuza were discussed by Rabbi Dr. Joseph B. Soloveitchik at the annual Yahrzeit Shiur, January 11.

The Shiur, commemorating the anniversary of the death 18 years ago of his father, Rabbi Moshe Soloveitchik of blessed memory, was delivered to an overflow crowd at Lamport Auditorium. The assembled throng included many of the Torah world’s outstanding luminaries, Yeshiva University alumni and present students of Y.U. and other Yeshivot.

Rabbi Soloveitchik, descended from one of Judaism’s greatest families, was granted the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by the University of Berlin in 1930. 

Upon entry into the U.S., Rabbi Soloveitchik founded the Rambam Yeshiva of Boston, Mass., which he now heads. He is also Chairman of the Halacha Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America. 

At present Rabbi Soloveitchik conducts the most advanced College Shiur in Tractate Sanhedrin and a class in Tractate Shabbat for students engaged in Smicha studies.