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From: rhendel@mcs.drexel.edu (Russell Hendel) Date: Wed, 11 Dec 1996 19:20:10 -0500 Subject: Rav Soloveitchek's Chumash Shuir Notes 1) I heard the Rav give shuir for 7 years--4 of which were on Chumash (Gen 2,3,4 and one other pereck). There are a variety of sources for notes on these 2) Dr Steve Oren (who posted on MJ a few months ago) used to distribute notes every week (more than Dr Lee Michaelson). Also a copy of his notes wound up in one of the Graduate Harvard student apartments (I believe 64 Hammond street) but I don't know what happened to them. 3) My sister's Father in Law Rabbi Abraham BesDin has written a series of books on the Ravs lectures. He had a contract with the Rav and had legal access to the Rav's tapes. Many of the Ravs ideas are contained in these books. 4) I wrote an articel PESHAT and DERASH: A New INTUITIVE ANALYTIC APPROACH, which was published in Tradition Winter 1980, which contains a focused group of examples many of which come from the Rav's shiurs which I believe illustrates his methodologies. 5) I have a set of private notes (some of which were distributed to friends)--from time to time I have posted on MJ some of the Rav's explanations. Russell Jay Hendel, Ph.d, ASA, rhendel @ mcs drexel edu