Talk:Chaim Soloveitchik

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Quotes[edit]

Okay, anyone have an idea why an anonymous editor felt that a better understanding of Rabbi Soloveitchik was possible WITHOUT the Quotes section, which demonstrates (in his own words) Soloveitchik's vocal political statements in rejection of Zionism ? Is someone trying to re-invent Soloveitchik in their own image?

-Eric 07:51, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

Eric, Eric, with all due respect: Writing that Rav Moshe was one of R' Chaim's six greatest disciples (when three were originally mentioned) and mentioning Rav Yoshe Ber as a grandson (as opposed to his other equally illustrious grandchildren) is illustrative of YU's sad inferiority complex, one which has no qualms in disorting reality and truth to make small, meaningless wins.

Rav Chaim was an extremely strong anti Zionism advocate. You may disagree with this because you were brought up by an instution which cares little for such irrelevant facts, but the truth remains. As great as Rav Yoshe Ber was, his views were remarkably different from those of his grandfather. Rav Lichtenstein said a cute drosho on his sheva brochos to suggest otherwise, but his comments are attributed to mere zeal and love for his father in law, not the truth. Sorry if this hurts. 67.81.155.106 (talk) 19:23, 9 April 2008 (UTC)