Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Boldness of a Halachist:An Analysis of the Writings of Rabbi Yechiel Mechel Halevi Epstein "The Arukh Hashulhan"

Has anyone read this? I imagine it must be based on the various articles that he submitted to the Congress of Jewish Studies (One of them an analysis of the Aruch HaShulchans derashot - Kol Ben Levi - used to be available at

The author has also written a PH.D analysing several simmanim of Mishna Berurah - later released as a book "The method and meaning of the Mishna Berurah". Unfortunately I have not been able to obtain either of these books yet.


Anonymous said...

Dont go looking for them. They are not worth your time. VeACM"L di-berimizah.
If you are interested, look at the writings of Benny Brown (in Hebrew) and the footnotes cited therein.

Anonymous said...

I believe Prof. Sperber (at the beginning of one of his earlier Minhagei Yisrael books) is quite dismissive of the work on the Mishnah Berurah

Wolf2191 said...

Actually Prof. Brown cites Fishbanes work (in his book on the Chazon Ish) in his footnotes. Which of Browns books did you have in mind? (His masters was on the doctrine of Daas Torah or something like that)

Anonymous said...

whats the name of the book on the hazon ish?

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