Judaism, Human Values, And The Jewish State / Edition 1

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A biochemist by profession, a polymath by inclination and erudition, Yeshayahu Leibowitz has been, since the early 1940s, one of the most incisive and controversial critics of Israeli culture and politics. His direct involvement, compelling polemics, and trenchant criticism have established his steadfast significance for contemporary Israeli-and Jewish- intellectual life. These hard-hitting essays, his first to be published in English, cover the ground Leibowitz has marked out over time with moral rigor and political insight. He considers the essence and character of historical Judaism, the problems of contemporary Judaism and Jewishness, the relationship of Judaism to Christianity, the questions of statehood, religion, and politics in Israel, and the role of women. Together these essays constitute a comprehensive critique of Israeli society and politics and a probing diagnosis of the malaise that afflicts contemporary Jewish culture.

Leibowitz's understanding of Jewish philosophy is acute, and he brings it to bear on current issues. He argues that the Law, Halakhah, is essential to Judaism, and shows how, at present, separation of religion from state would serve the interest of halakhic observance and foster esteem for religion. Leibowitz calls the religious justification of national issues "idolatry" and finds this phenomenon at the root of many of the annexationist moves made by the state of Israel. Long one of the most outspoken critics of Israeli occupation in the conquered territories, he gives eloquent voice to his ongoing concern over the debilitating moral effects of its policies and practices on Israel itself. This translation will bring to an English-speaking audience a much-needed, lucid perspective on the present and future state of Jewish culture.

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Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review</I>
The essays are incisive, provocative, fearlessly consistent...No one interested in Israel, Judaism and the nexus of the two can afford complacently to ignore the questions Leibowitz refuses to stop asking.
— Menachem Kellner
Religious Studies Review

The essays in this fine collection amply reveal Leibowitz's unswerving consistency...At the same time, though, a close reading of the essays reveals tensions which, although possibly reconcilable, nevertheless point to a certain elasticity in this seemingly inflexible thinker. In the end,Leibowitz's humanity stands revealed as much in these rare moments of inconsistency as in his fanatic adherence to principle.
— David Biale

New Republic

The most significant criticism of Israel that Israel has ever been handed by one of its own citizens. [Leibowitz] has a rare moral presence.
— Moshe Halbertal

New York Times Book Review

The essays are incisive, provocative, fearlessly consistent...No one interested in Israel, Judaism and the nexus of the two can afford complacently to ignore the questions Leibowitz refuses to stop asking.
— Menachem Kellner

New York Times Book Review - Menachem Kellner
The essays are incisive, provocative, fearlessly consistent...No one interested in Israel, Judaism and the nexus of the two can afford complacently to ignore the questions Leibowitz refuses to stop asking.
Religious Studies Review - David Biale
The essays in this fine collection amply reveal Leibowitz's unswerving consistency...At the same time, though, a close reading of the essays reveals tensions which, although possibly reconcilable, nevertheless point to a certain elasticity in this seemingly inflexible thinker. In the end, author Leibowitz's humanity stands revealed as much in these rare moments of inconsistency as in his fanatic adherence to principle.
New Republic - Moshe Halbertal
The most significant criticism of Israel that Israel has ever been handed by one of its own citizens. [Leibowitz] has a rare moral presence.
Michael Waizer
Yeshayahu Leibowitz's significance in contemporary Jewish intellectual life, and in Israel's political and intellectual life, is comparable to that of figures better known in the United States--Buber, for example, or Scholem. Leibowitz is more locally involved, and he is more openly polemical. But he is never mysterious or evasive, oracular or reticent. He just fights his battles, but the result of all his battles is a remarkably consistent doctrine. It remains lean and elegant--and, even for people who disagree, heartening and enlivening.
Moshe Halbertal
The most significant criticism of Israel that Israel has ever been handed by one of its own citizens. [Leibowitz] has a rare moral presence. -- New Republic
Menachem Kellner
The essays are incisive, provocative, fearlessly consistent...No one interested in Israel, Judaism and the nexus of the two can afford complacently to ignore the questions Leibowitz refuses to stop asking. -- NY Times Book Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674487765
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 8/11/1995
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 326
  • Product dimensions: 0.73 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Yeshayahu Leibowitz was head of the Biological Chemistry Department at the Hebrew University and Professor of Neurophysiology, Hebrew University Medical School.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. I Faith
1 Religious Praxis: The Meaning of Halakhah 3
2 Of Prayer 30
3 The Reading of Shema 37
4 Fear of God in the Book of Job 48
5 Divine Governance: A Maimonidean View 54
6 Lishmah and Not-Lishmah 61
7 The Uniqueness of the Jewish People 79
8 The Individual and Society in Judaism 88
9 Ahistorical Thinkers in Judaism 96
10 The Religious and Moral Significance of the Redemption of Israel 106
11 Redemption and the Dawn of Redemption 123
12 The Status of Women: Halakhah and Meta-Halakhah 128
13 Religion and Science in the Middle Ages and in the Modern Era 132
Pt. II Religion, People, State
14 The Social Order as a Religious Problem 145
15 The Crisis of Religion in the State of Israel 158
16 A Call For the Separation of Religion and State 174
17 After Kibiyeh 185
18 Jewish Identity and Israeli Silence 191
19 The Jew in His Community, on His Land, and in the World 205
20 The Religious Significance of the State of Israel 214
Pt. III The Political Scene
21 The Territories 223
22 Right, Law, and Reality 229
23 A Jewish State or an Unpartitioned Eretz-Israel 233
24 Occupation and Terror 237
25 Forty Years After 241
Pt. IV Judaism and Christianity
26 Hochhut's Error 251
27 "The Common Judeo-Christian Heritage" 256
Notes 265
Sources and Translations 280
Index 283
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