Judaism: The Religion of Reason

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JEHUDA MELBER, a native of Germany, was ordained at Poland's world-famous Hachmei Lublin yeshiva. He was awarded an M.A. in General Philosophy by Tufts University and a doctorate in Modern Jewish Philosophy by New York's Yeshiva University.

The late Rabbi Melber was a chaplain in the Haganah during Israel's War of Liberation and subsequently received the Ben Gurion Award for outstanding service. He chaired the Department of Culture of Mizrachi in Israel and later served as vice-president of the Religious Zionists of America in New England. He was rabbi of the Jewish Community in Havana, Cuba; of Young Israel and Congregation Kadimah, in Boston, Massachusetts; and of the Briarwood Jewish Center, in Long Island, New York.

Jehuda Melber is the author of The Universality of Maimonides as well as of an elaborate translation of the talmudic tractate Hagigah. In addition, he contributed numerous articles to English and Hebrew periodicals.

EMANUEL S. GOLDSMITH is professor of Jewish Studies at Queens College of the City University of New York and rabbi of Congregation M'vakshe Derekh in Scarsdale, New York. His numerous publications include The American Judaism of Mordecai M. Kaplan, Thinkers and Teachers of Modern Judaism, Modern Yiddish Culture: The Story of the Yiddish Language Movement, Dynamic Judaism: The Essential Writings of Mordecai M. Kaplan, and Yiddish Literature in America: 1870-2000.

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Dr. Melber's analytical exposition is an important addition to the understanding of Cohen . . . Of great usefulness to students of Jewish philosophy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824604509
  • Publisher: David, Jonathan Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 503
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.50 (d)

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