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What is Judaism? : an interpretation for the present age

Author: Emil L Fackenheim
Publisher: New York : Summit Books, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
By a leading contemporary existentialist Jewish philosopher.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emil L Fackenheim
ISBN: 0671462431 9780671462437
OCLC Number: 15656357
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 320 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Emil L. Fackenheim.


Emil Fackenheim is one of the country's most distinguished philosophers. In this highly readable volume, he presents both an introduction to Judaism and an analysis of its essence in light of the  Read more...

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The religious situation of a Jew today -- Part I: Past: Presupposed components of Judaism -- A Jew and his fidelity -- The Jew today and the Jewish Bible -- Receiving the Jewish Book as Torah, or, revelation between creation and redemption -- Part II: Present: The life of Judaism through the ages -- The idea and reality of a Divine-Jewish covenant -- Halacha, or, living by the Torah -- On learning Torah -- The ethics of Judaism - God's love of widows, orphans, the stranger, the poor -- Standing before God in prayer -- The cycle of the Jewish year -- Part III: Future: Judaism in an age of renewed Jewish statehood -- Judaism and a new Jewish state -- Israel and the nations -- Of last things: The Messianic days and the world to come -- God in the age of Auschwitz and the rebuilt Jerusalem.


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