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Overview One of the most succinct distillations of rabbinic teaching written in the last 100 years! Enormous learning has been concentrated on the election of Israel, the joy of the law, sin as rebellion, repentance as reconciliation. . . . Though imbued with the Talmud and Midrash, Schecter's style is grace itself.
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Solomon Schechter (1847" 1915) was a leading thinker in Conservative Judaism at the turn of this century. Schechter, born in Romania, studied at the Rabbinical College in Vienna. Following course work in Berlin, Schechter moved to England, becoming a reader in rabbinics at Cambridge University and Professor of Hebrew at University College, London. At the end of his life he was the head of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Among his most significant works are "Aspects of Rabbinic Theology "and "Studies in Judaism," both considered classic statements of Jewish thought.
Solomon Schechter was born in 1847 and died in 1915.