Few gedolim of the last generation had the breadth of spirit and broadness of connections as Rav Yechiel Yaakov Weinberg ztz”l, better known as the Seridei Eish for the name of his famous volumes of responsa. Because of his multifaceted position first and foremost as a towering Torah persona, as well as an academic scholar who grappled head-on with the complex issues of a fast-changing and ever-challenging era, his legacy defies neat classification.