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Jewish Meaning in a World of Choice.

Author: David Ellenson
Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

Internationally recognised scholar David Ellenson shares twenty-three of his most representative essays, drawing on three decades of scholarship and demonstrating the consistency of the  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Ellenson
ISBN: 0827612141 9780827612143 0827611838 9780827611832 9781322073125 1322073120
OCLC Number: 896818198
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: AcknowledgmentsPart 1. Shaping Jewish Life in an Open Society1. A Response by Modern Orthodoxy to Jewish Religious Pluralism: The Case of Esriel Hildesheimer2. German Orthodox Rabbinical Writings on the Jewish Textual Education of Women: The Views of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch and Rabbi Esriel Hildesheimer3. Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch to Liepman Phillip Prins of Amsterdam: An 1873 Responsum on Education4. An Ideology for the Liberal Jewish Day School: A Philosophical-Sociological Investigation5. Denominationalism: History and Hopes6. The Integrity of Reform within Kelal Yisra-elPart 2. Searching for a Balanced Theology7. A Theology of Fear: The Search for a Liberal Jewish Paradigm8. Eugene B. Borowitz: A Tribute on the Occasion of His 70th Birthday9. Laws and Judgments as a "Bridge to a Better World": Parashat Mishpatim (Exodus 21:1-24:18)10. Heschel and the Roots of Kavanah: Responsibility and Kavanah in Postwar America11. Rabbi Hayim David Halevi on Christians and Christianity: An Analysis of Selected Legal Writings of an Israeli Authority12. Interreligious Learning and the Formation of Jewish Religious IdentityPart 3. Visions for Israel13. A Zionist Reading of Abraham Geiger and His Biblical Scholarship14. National Sovereignty, Jewish Identity, and the "Sake of Heaven": The Impact of Residence in Israel on Halakhic Rulings on Conversion15. The Talmudic Principle, "If One Comes Forth to Slay You, Forestall by Slaying Him," in Israeli Public Policy: A Responsum by Rabbi Hayim David Halevi16. The Rock from Which They Were Cleft: A Review-Essay of Haim Amsalem's Zera Yisrael and Mekor Yisrael17. Moshe Zemer's Halakhah Shefuyah: An Israeli Vision of Reform and Halakhah18. Reform Zionism Today: A Consideration of First PrinciplesPart 4. Rabbis and the Rabbinate: Lezakot et Harabim19. Wissenschaft des Judentums, Historical Consciousness, and Jewish Faith: The Diverse Paths of Frankel, Auerbach, and Halevy20. "Creative Misreadings" in Representative Post-Emancipation Halakhic Writings on Conversion and Intermarriage21. A Portrait of the Poseq as Modern Religious Leader: An Analysis of Selected Writings of Rabbi Hayim David Halevi22. Rabbi Eliezer Berkovits on Conversion: An Inclusive Orthodox Approach23. Transformation of the Rabbinate: Future Directions and ProspectsSource AcknowledgmentsBibliography of the Published Writings of David Ellenson


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"This volume is an excellent addition to academic Judaica collections."-Barbara M. Bibel, Jewish Book Council "Scholars and students of Jewish religious thought, ethics, and modern Jewish history Read more...

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