Edited by Eli D. Clark, Joel Wolowelsky, and Reuven Ziegler
Purim and Hanukkah share a rabbinic origin, a festive character, and a generally informal nature. In the essays collected here, both holidays serve as subtext for Rabbi Soloveitchik’s classic search for religious meaning in a seemingly cold and arbitrary universe. For him, Purim and Hanukkah stand at the nexus of faith and history, of human effort and divine intervention, of solemnity and joyous celebration.
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