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Knowing God: Jewish Journeys to the Unknowable
     

Knowing God: Jewish Journeys to the Unknowable

by Elliot N. Dorff
 

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ISBN-10: 0876685998

ISBN-13: 9780876685990

Pub. Date: 01/28/1993

Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.

Contemporary Jews often find meaning in Judaism's family and communal orientation, its beautiful rituals, its enriching culture, its sense of ethnic rootedness, and its moral values. For the classical Jewish tradition, however, all of these features of Judaism depend on a belief in God. Since many modern Jews do not know what to make of that belief, it is often

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Contemporary Jews often find meaning in Judaism's family and communal orientation, its beautiful rituals, its enriching culture, its sense of ethnic rootedness, and its moral values. For the classical Jewish tradition, however, all of these features of Judaism depend on a belief in God. Since many modern Jews do not know what to make of that belief, it is often ignored. They may be inspired by Judaism's high regard for education and its passion for justice, but their belief in God rests on childhood images of the Almighty. They are often embarrassed and uneasy, for they sense that their attachment to Judaism may be based upon intellectual quicksand.

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ISBN-13:
9780876685990
Publisher:
Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 8.66(h) x 1.13(d)

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