The Development of Volozhin Yeshiva Focusing on Various Attributes and Characteristics That Contributed to its Greatness and More Widespread Recognition.

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January 22 2024
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Venue: YU Israel YU Israel

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Collections: R' Rakeffet Jewish History Fall 2023

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Applying עקידת יצחק to better understand R' Chaim Volozhiner not attacking Chassidut as strongly as did the Gra. Comparisons of Lita to Chassidut. Isaac son of R' Yehuda Eliezer Anixter of Chicago studied in Volozhin in 1879. Growth in size of student body & its impact. Why R' Chaim Volozhiner needed to hire an assistant. R' Soloveitchik's shiurim were easier to grasp than R' Aharon Kotler's. Consequences of a yeshiva being "owned" by the Rosh Yeshiva's family with examples. Examples of the consequences of a yeshiva being a communal trust. The policy decision as to which tractate to study each year and its consequences. The effect of great Rabbis visiting Volozhin & giving guest shiurim. Other non-Volozhin examples of this. The very high level of the learning ability of students accepted to Volozhin vs. today's yeshivot. How attending shiurim was regarded. At Volozhin the prime motivation for the study of Torah was so the world would continue to exist, therefore studying was literally 24/7, with no exceptions. How the economic level and business activities of parents led to their sending their sons to Volozhin. What factors determined admission. Dr. R' Haym Soloveitchik.

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