Breaking the Tablets: Jewish Theology After the Shoah

Breaking the Tablets: Jewish Theology After the Shoah

by David Weiss Halivni
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742552217

ISBN-13: 9780742552210

Pub. Date: 08/29/2007

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

How is it possible, after the Shoah, to declare one's faith in the God of Israel? Breaking the Tablets is David Weiss Halivni's eloquent and insightful response to this question. Halivni, Auschwitz survivor and one of the greatest Talmudic scholars of the past century, declares that at this time of God's near absence, Jews can still observe the words of the Torah

Overview

How is it possible, after the Shoah, to declare one's faith in the God of Israel? Breaking the Tablets is David Weiss Halivni's eloquent and insightful response to this question. Halivni, Auschwitz survivor and one of the greatest Talmudic scholars of the past century, declares that at this time of God's near absence, Jews can still observe the words of the Torah and pray for God to come near again. Jews must continue to study the classic texts of rabbinic Judaism but now with greater humility, recognizing that even the greatest religious leaders and thinkers interpret these texts only as mere people, prone to human error. Breaking the Tablets is important reading for anyone who feels burdened by the question of how it is possible to believe in God and practice their religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742552210
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/29/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1 Prologue: Between Sinai and Auschwitz 2 Editor's Introduction 4 Chapter One: Prayer in the Shoah 6 Chapter Two: Restoring Scripture 8 Chapter Three: Breaking the Tablets and Begetting the Oral Law 10 Chapter Four: Between Auschwitz and Sinai

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