“As they sat in shul all those centuries ago, they could hear the Song of Songs, and feel hope for the final redemption.”
The noted scholar joins our podcast to analyze an important speech Soloveitchik gave on the eve of the Suez Crisis, deriving meaning for the circumstance from the Bible’s Song of Songs.
The Song of Songs and the old men, filled with longing, who sing it.
The Song of Songs, the Bible’s most profound meditation on love, projects a Judaism of lived experience, not abstract principle. (2010.)