Rabbi Joseph Ber Soloveitchik, “The Rav” 1903-1993. 9×12 Acrylic on canvas
Print: 12.7 x 16 with approx 1″ white border.
Rabbi Joseph Ber Soloveitchik, also known as The Rav, was a Rabbi, teacher, scholar
and writer. He was born in Belarus. He excelled in Torah and Talmud learning, and
also studied secular subjects like European philosophers. He wrote his Doctoral thesis
on epistemology and metaphysics. A giant in Modern Orthodoxy, he was influential in
bridging the gap between Orthodox Judaism and secular life; being an observant Jew
without shutting out the modern world. He is a modern sage for observant Jews,
especially in America, and will be for centuries to come.