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THE
TORAH
U-MADDA

JOURNAL
AN ANNUAL DEVOTED TO THE INTERACTION
BETWEEN JUDAISM AND GENERAL CULTURE

EDITOR: DAVID SHATZ
ASSOCIATE EDITOR: JOEL B. WOLOWELSKY
EDITORIAL ASSISTANT:MEIRA MINTZ

FOUNDING EDITOR: JACOB J.SCHACTE R,1989–1999
VOLUME FIFTEEN2008–09
The Torah u-Madda Journal
An annual devoted to the interaction between
Torah and general culture.
Copyright © 2009 Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary,
an affiliate of Yeshiva University.
David Shatz,Editor
Joel B. Wolowelsky, Associate Editor
Meira Mintz, Editorial Assistant
Jacob J. Schacter,Founding Editor

A publication of
The Torah u-Madda Project
Max Stern Division of Communal Services
Center for the Jewish Future
Yeshiva University
500 West 185th Street
New York, NY 10033

The Torah u-Madda Project gratefully acknowledges the support
of the Joseph J. and Bertha K. Green Memorial Fund at the Rabbi Isaac
Elchanan Theological Seminary.

Manuscripts should be sent to:
Dr. David Shatz
Editor, The Torah u-Madda Journal

Stern College for Women
Yeshiva University
245 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Before sending your submission, please consult “Instructions for
Contributors” on p. v of this volume.

Back issues of the journal are available electronically at www.yutorah.org (click on “Publications”). For further information on back issues and to order copies of the current issue, please contact the Center for the Jewish Future at Yeshiva University, 212.960.5263.

Produced by Olivestone, Inc.
PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CONTENTS
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CONTRIBUTORS
V
ARTICLES
Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik’s Letters on Public Affairs
1
Gerald J. Blidstein
In the Shadow of the Emperor: The H. atam Sofer’s
Copyright Rulings
24
David Nimmer
Consequentialism, Deontologism, and the Case of
Sheva ben Bikhri
68
Michael J. Harris
Unnatural Time: Its History and Theological Significance
95
Allen Friedman
Rabbi Reuven Landau and the Jewish Reaction to
Copernican Thought in Nineteenth Century Europe
112
Jeremy Brown
Rabbi Isaac Halevi Herzog’s Attitude to Evolution and
His Correspondence with Immanuel Velikovsky
143
Raphael Shuchat
Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch and Friedrich von Schiller
172
Marc Shapiro
Rav Kook and Dr. Revel: A Shared Vision for a Central
Universal Yeshiva?
188
Natan Ophir
INTRIBUTE
The Writings of Rabbi Norman Lamm: A Bibliographical Essay
209
David Shatz
DISCUSSION
The Rav on Religion and Public Life: A Rejoinder
237
Yoel Finkelman

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