Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (1903–1993) was one of the twentieth century’s greatest Jewish philosophers, Talmudic scholars, and religious leaders. Scion of a leading rabbinic family, he was raised in a traditional Eastern European Jewish milieu, steeped in analytic Lithuanian Talmud study. He attended the University of Berlin, where he attained a doctorate in philosophy. After immigrating to America, he served for almost half a century as Rosh Yeshiva of the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary at Yeshiva University in New York, where he ordained nearly 2,000 rabbis. Rabbi Soloveitchik was a mentor and role model for countless Jews, and a key figure in the resurgence of Orthodox Judaism in America.