Monday, August 28, 2006

new interview with R' Ahron Lichtenstein

New interview with R’ Ahron Lichtenstein published by Arutz-7 here
If you are familiar somewhat with R’ Ahron’s shitos (I did not learn in Gush so I do not claim more intimate knowledge than can be gleaned by reading) there are no surprises here; if not, this is a pretty nice overview of a few topics: the Brisker derech, secular studies, women’s role in Judaism and Torah study, attitude toward the State and disengagement.
One cute tidbit: he quotes R’ Chaim Ozer as having said that R’ Chaim Brisker had greater bekiyus than the Rogatchover. Bekiyus is not about memorizing a lot of facts, but about the understanding and depth of knowledge that grows from them. (Interesting to compare that to R’ Chaim Brisker’s own comment on bekiyus, which we once discussed.)

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:39 AM

    With all respect to Reb Chaim Oizer (and Reb Chaim), the Rogochover was a very deep individual. His seforim seem so be random quotations, but there is a method to his madness. See Mefaneach Tzefunos.