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« Reply #270 on: August 06, 2019, 01:22:25 AM »
There is one thing that I'm still not sure about. I can't figure out what type of family they were. At times it seems like regular frum people and at times some things just don't match with that.
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« Reply #271 on: August 17, 2019, 10:11:47 PM »
Halakhic Man by R' J.B. Soloveitchik

I think his last paragraph summarizes his book very well.



Number one the vocabulary used in the book is above my pay grade. Didn't like it at all. But that was the translators work not his. Also my newest pet peeve, don't translate pesukim, transliterate them. It's so much harder to figure out which posuk it is when it's in English.

The same goes for constantly bringing down other philosophical works.  I'm assuming that was one of his goals when writing the book. To show that you can be educated and be frum. (I honestly don't understand the appeal to this whole philosophy thing. I find it to be a whole bunch of fluff with no substance. Maybe that's my shallow understanding.)

Number two you can see clearly throughout the book how he and the Lubavitch Rebbe spoke. Very into bringing God into this world as opposed to bringing man to God's world, tzimtzum... :) (It's even in the picture above)

Overall I don't think I learned much from it. It's just observations and comparisons of philosophies in fancy English with some hashkafa thrown in.
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« Reply #272 on: June 07, 2020, 04:44:54 PM »
Hatchet by Gary Paulson

Didn't read it but listened to an audiobook of it on Libby. It's around 3 1/2 hours long. I think it's a book for younger people but I enjoyed it.
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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #273 on: June 07, 2020, 05:29:53 PM »
Hatchet by Gary Paulson

Didn't read it but listened to an audiobook of it on Libby. It's around 3 1/2 hours long. I think it's a book for younger people but I enjoyed it.
IIRC, that is just one book in a 4 or 5 book series.
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