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Across the Expanse of Jewish Thought: From the Holocaust to Halakhah and Beyond
Across the Expanse of Jewish Thought: From the Holocaust to Halakhah and Beyond
 
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Author: Hillel Goldberg
Format: Hardcover

Product Code: 9781602804616
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Drawing on Isaiah Berlin's inferential essay, 'The Hedgehog and the Fox,' Hillel Goldberg opens this volume: 'By commitment I am a hedgehog - I believe in a single central principle, the Torah. By temperament I am a fox, drawn to the wide Jewish intellectual horizon, buoyed by its diversity and ever-expanding reach.' The kaleidoscopic breadth of Jewish thought marks this volume on prayer, biblical interpretation, musar, theology, and biography - tributaries highlighting the mainstream, halakhah. Goldberg treats halakhah not as a concept but via its 'small letters,' exemplified in the laws of mikveh and expressed in 'Philosophy of Halakhah: The Prism of Mikveh' and 'The Vilna Gaon's Codes.' Goldberg draws on his prior work on cross-cultural Jewish thinkers from Eastern Europe to gather multiple voices of Jewish thought under the canopy of the whole.

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