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Changing the immutable : how Orthodox Judaism rewrites its history

Author: Marc B Shapiro
Publisher: Oxford ; Portland, Oregon : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2015.
Series: Littman library of Jewish civilization (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A consideration of how segments of Orthodox society rewrite the past by eliminating that which does not fit in with their contemporary world-view. This wide-ranging and original review of how this policy is applied in practice adds a new perspective to Jewish intellectual history and to the understanding of the contemporary Jewish world"--
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Samson Raphaël Hirsch; Abraham Isaac Kook
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc B Shapiro
ISBN: 9781904113607 1904113605
OCLC Number: 881518494
Description: xiv, 347 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: Jewish thought --
Halakhah --
Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch --
Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook --
Sexual matters and more --
Other censored matters --
Is the truth really that important?
Series Title: Littman library of Jewish civilization (Series)
Responsibility: Marc B. Shapiro.

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`Shapiro's scholarship has been so important, in part because of Orthodoxy's own success at covering up inconvenient aspects of its past.' Ezra Glinter, Forward (also published in Haaretz) `Most Read more...

 
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