Talmud-Man v. Halakhah-Man
To identify, differentiate and elucidate two dominant and distinct modes of intellectual activity in rabbinic Judaism.
•To define and discuss the Halakhah mode of living and learning.
–To delineate its values – walking on the derekh of Halakhah
–To differentiate this discourse from that of Rav Soloveitchik
•To define and discuss the Talmud mode of learning and living.
–To delineate its values – navigating on the sea of Talmud
•To recognize the clashes between the modes and their implications