In the Service of God: Conversations with Teachers of Torah in Jerusalem

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This book is a collection of interviews with twenty distinguished teachers of Judaism, with a special focus on the concept of Avodat Hashem (the service of God) and its meaning for the modern Jew today. These twenty teachers include rabbis, educators, philosophers, and authors who have dedicated their lives to inculcating the teachings of the Torah into the lives of modern Jews. Shalom Freedman, author of Life as Creation: A Jewish Way of Thinking about the World, conducted each interview in the inspiring climate...
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Overview

This book is a collection of interviews with twenty distinguished teachers of Judaism, with a special focus on the concept of Avodat Hashem (the service of God) and its meaning for the modern Jew today. These twenty teachers include rabbis, educators, philosophers, and authors who have dedicated their lives to inculcating the teachings of the Torah into the lives of modern Jews. Shalom Freedman, author of Life as Creation: A Jewish Way of Thinking about the World, conducted each interview in the inspiring climate of Jerusalem - the learning capital of the Jewish people - and the greater surrounding area, where he discovered a wealth of individuals and institutions who are cultivating the intellectual and spiritual growth of Judaism.

This book is a collection of interviews with twenty distinguished teachers ofJudaism, with a special focus on the concept of Avodat Hashem (the service ofGod) and the meaning for the modern Jew today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568214559
  • Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/1995
  • Pages: 265
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Rabbi Irving Greenberg 1
Rabbi Chaim Pearl 15
Rabbi Nachum L. Rabinovitch 27
Rabbi Meir Schweiger 37
Rabbi Chaim Brovender 49
Rabbi David Golinkin 61
Rabbi Daniel Tropper 75
Rabbi Emanuel Quint 87
Rabbi Nathan T. Lopes Cardozo 99
Rabbi Mendel Lewittes 109
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin 117
Rabbi Aharon Rakeffet 127
Rabbi Ze'ev Chaim Lifshitz 139
Dr. Yaakov Fogelman 149
Rabbi Gedaliah Fleer 169
Rabbi Abraham Ezra Millgram 179
Professor Emil L. Fackenheim 185
Rabbi Shubert Spero 197
David Herzberg 215
Rabbi Dov Berkovits 229
Preliminary and Partial Conclusions 241
Afterword: Interview with the Hidden Rabbi 247
Notes for Future Thought 261
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