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Haym Soloveitchik

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781904113997

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781904113997.001.0001

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A Response to R. Buckwold’s Critique of ‘Rabad of Posquières: A Programmatic Essay’, Part I

A Response to R. Buckwold’s Critique of ‘Rabad of Posquières: A Programmatic Essay’, Part I

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(p.313) Chapter Twelve A Response to R. Buckwold’s Critique of ‘Rabad of Posquières: A Programmatic Essay’, Part I
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Collected Essays
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Haym Soloveitchik

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781904113997.003.0013

This chapter provides a response to Rabbi E. A. Buckwold's extensive critique of the author's article on Ravad of Posquières. R. Buckwold's article contains many substantive criticisms and, if read correctly, it is also undergirded by a twofold anger. First, the author's contention that Ravad was a revolutionary and that he dispensed with 'geonic tutelage' strikes him as a gross, even disrespectful, misinterpretation of Ravad. The second aspect of the author's article that has awakened his wrath is the contention — in his view — that some of Ravad's doctrines were forged in part in response to contemporary problems, to historical conditions of his time. The chapter addresses the latter half of R. Buckwold's article — his underlying anger at the author's 'Reformist' portrait of Ravad — and then turns to his specific critiques of the author's essay.

Keywords:   E. A. Buckwold, Ravad of Posquières, revolutionary, geonic tutelage, Ravad's doctrines, contemporary problems

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