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Joseph B. Soloveitchik was a major American Orthodox rabbi and Modern Jewish philosopher. He served as an advisor, guide, mentor, and role model for many Modern Orthodox Jews as their favorite Talmudic scholar and religious leader. Born into a rabbinical dynasty, he was destined to become supreme leader from an early age and received his Jewish education alongside a systematic secular teaching. After his graduation, he went to Berlin from where he received his doctoral degree, also undertaking a rigorous schedule of Talmud studies. Then he traveled to the United States and founded one of the first Hebrew day schools in the country which later promoted co-education. Subsequently, he succeeded his father as the head of the rabbinical school at Yeshiva University and also served as the chief decision-maker of Modern Orthodoxy in America. He was an acknowledged rabbinic leader and leading ideologue of American Modern Orthodoxy for much of the 20th century. He also made a great impact through his theological works such as ‘Halakhic Man’ and ‘Lonely Man of Faith’ which presented a sophisticated religious anthropology. Through public lectures, writings, and his policy decisions for the Modern Orthodox world, he emerged as the spiritual leader of Modern Orthodoxy in America and one of the 20th century's greatest Jewish thinkers.