Item description for Essential Essays on Judaism by Eliezer Berkovits, David Hazony, David Owen, Blair Jackson, D. Obolensky, Sheila Yeger, Marcus Romer, Erika Sausverde & Szaulius Ambrazas...
This collection of essays concentrates on the major facets of Judaism, including morality & law; nationhood; and theology. Essays include such topics as: law & morality in Jewish tradition; nature & function of Jewish law; decline of the oral law; Jewish sexual ethics; biblical idea of justice; Jewish national life; Jewish sovereignty; Rabbinic leadership; spiritual crisis in Israel; encounter with the divine; knowledge of the world and God; concept of holiness; faith after the Holocaust.
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Studio: Shalem Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 1.45 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2004
Publisher Shalem Press
ISBN 9657052033 ISBN13 9789657052037
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More About Eliezer Berkovits, David Hazony, David Owen, Blair Jackson, D. Obolensky, Sheila Yeger, Marcus Romer, Erika Sausverde & Szaulius Ambrazas
Berkovits was chairman of the philosophy department at Hebrew Theological College in Chicago, and is today recognized as having been one of the leading Jewish thinkers of the last century.
Eliezer Berkovits was born in 1908 and died in 1992.
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Essays of a great Jewish philosopher Nov 10, 2004
This work contains a selection of essays by one of the foremost Jewish thinkers of the modern era Eliezer Berkovits. The essays are: Part I . JEWISH MORALITY AND LAW Law and Morality in Jewish Tradition,The Nature and Function of Jewish Law,Conversion and the Decline of the Oral Law, A Jewish Sexual Ethics,The Biblical Idea of Justice,II RETURN TO JEWISH NATIONHOOD On the Return to Jewish National Life, On Jewish Sovereignty, Towards a Renewed Rabbinical Leadership, The Spiritual Crisis in IsraelIII JEWISH THEOLOGY The Encounter with the Divine, Knowledge of the World and Knowledge of God, The Concept of Holiness, Faith After the Holocaust. The work provides in one volume work selected from the fifteen or so books Rabbi Berkovits published in his lifetime. Anyone who cares for Jewish life thought and history would do well to not simply read this work, but study it carefully.
A Great Collection of Brilliant Essays Feb 25, 2004
Editor David Hazony has put together a fantastic collection by one of the great, and sadly little known, Jewish philosophers, Rabbi Eliezer Berkovits. The essays are both challenging and thought provoking. Berkovits' clear writing style makes his profound thoughts accessible to a wide array of readers (assuming your willing to put a little effort into it). The essays were written over the course of the latter half of the 20th Century. Even the earlier essays maintain their relevance to modern readers seeking to explore the depths of traditional Jewish thougt. This book is an excellent source for novices and scholars alike.