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Essential Essays on Judaism presents 13 of Berkovits' most significant essays, exploring vital issues within Judaism and Jewish society, including: Jewish morality and law, Jewish nationhood, and Jewish theology.

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Essential Essays on Judaism presents 13 of Berkovits' most significant essays, exploring vital issues within Judaism and Jewish society, including: Jewish morality and law, Jewish nationhood, and Jewish theology.

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What People Are Saying

Allan L. Nadler
One of the few truly creative and bold voices of contemporary [Judaism] is without any doubt that of Eliezer Berkovits.
Drew University
Charles Raffel
Berkovits...tackles different philosophical and theological questions clearly and concisely..
Yeshiva University
Gerald Blidstein
These are courageous stances for an Orthodox thinker to adopt…
Ben Gurion University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789657052037
  • Publisher: Shalem Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2002
  • Pages: 393
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.36 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

I Jewish Morality and Law
1 Law and Morality in Jewish Tradition 3
2 The Nature and Function of Jewish Law 41
3 Conversion and the Decline of the Oral Law 89
4 A Jewish Sexual Ethics 103
5 The Biblical Idea of Justice 129
II Jewish Nationhood
6 On the Return of Jewish National Life 155
7 On Jewish Sovereignty 177
8 Towards a Renewed Rabbinic Leadership 191
9 The Spiritual Crisis in Israel 201
III Jewish Theology
10 The Encounter with the Divine 215
11 Knowledge of the World and Knowledge of God 235
12 The Concept of Holiness 247
13 Faith After the Holocaust 315
App Writings of Eliezer Berkovits 333
Sources 339
Notes 341
Index 385
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2004

    An anthology of one of the most important modern Jewish thinkers

    This anthology presents excerpts of the writings of one of the most important thinkers the Jewish people have had in modern times. A Halachic Jew with a deep sense of the meaning of Jewish history he contends with the most difficult questions of Jewish life. His fundamental intergrity and humane approach combine with his deep religious insight make this a work onethat anyone interested in Jewish thought should read.

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