After attending high school at the Philadelphia Yeshiva, Dr. Lustiger
received his Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from Drexel University in
Philadelphia in 1985. He presently does research for ExxonMobil on the
properties of plastics. In 1973, when Dr. Lustiger was a sophomore in
college, he attended a public lecture by the Rav at the University of
Pennsylvania, which was the beginning of an obsession. Twenty years later,
when Rabbi Milton Nordlicht of Queens, NY made a thousand hours of
recordings of the Rav's lectures and shiurim available to the public, Dr.
Lustiger listened to them all, and edited three books based on selected
tapes in Yiddish: "Before Hashem You Shall Be Purified: Rabbi Joseph B.
Soloveitchik on the Days of Awe" published in 1998, "Derashot Harav,
Selected Lectures of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik" in 2003 and, a both a Rosh Hashana and Yom
Kippur Machzor with commentary adapted from the teachings of the Rav.