Podcast: Social Orthodoxy, Orthopraxy, and Mimesis

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The TRADITION Podcast continues to explore topics from our symposium on the 25th anniversary of Prof. Haym Soloveitchik’s “Rupture and Reconstruction: The Transformation of Contemporary Orthodoxy.” In this episode, two contributors to the symposium sit down to discuss each other’s essay. Rabbi Daniel Korobkin is the rabbi of the BAYT, Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto, and is the President of the Rabbinical Council of America. Rabbi Chaim Strauchler leads Shaarei Shomayim, in Toronto, is also an RCA officer, and recently joined TRADITION as an associate editor.

Rabbis Korobkin and Strauchler sat down together to discuss aspects of “Rupture and Reconstruction” that resonate in their own lives and work – the methods by which faith can be taught and how they as community rabbis face the challenge of “disillusioned” orthopraxis. They debate faith’s historical fragility within the Jewish people and whether so-called Social Orthodoxy might classify as a type of mimetic tradition (that term which Haym Soloveitchik helped introduce into the Modern Orthodox lexicon a quarter-century ago).

Read the symposium in TRADITION’s Fall 2019 issue here; reread “Rupture and Reconstruction” here.

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[Published on November 14, 2019]

 

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