Issue 10.1 Derekh Ha-Limmud

In the newly published Toras HoRav volume titled Halakhic Morality, Rabbi Soloveitchik distinguishes between two aspects of Jewish life: a derekh ha-hayyim and signon ha-hayyim. The derekh ha-hayyim, way of life, is universal. As signified by the Shulhan Arukh, each Jew needs to follow the basic path of halakha. There are no exceptions. However, the signon ha-hayyim, style of religious life, provides the opportunity for an individual to imprint their own style onto their avodat Hashem.