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Judaismís Encounter with Other Cultures: Rejection or Integration?
Judaism’s Encounter with Other Cultures: Rejection or Integration?
 
Our Price: $29.95
Publisher: Maggid
Author: Jacob J. Schacter
Format: Hardcover

Product Code: 16448
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The issue of Judaismís relationship to wisdom derived from non-Jewish sources has been one of the most basic concerns of Jewish intellectual history from antiquity to modern times. As the encounters between traditional Jews and world culture become ever more extensive in the digital age, this tension is perhaps more relevant now than ever. In Judaismís Encounter with Other Cultures: Rejection or Integration?, four eminent scholars provide fresh insight into this continuing discussion. In compelling essays, they present multiple angles to the issue, providing a rich sampling of source material and offer≠ing an eloquent case for the perpetuation of Judaismís dialogue and cultural interaction with the outside world.

The first three essays of this classic volumeóby Professors Gerald Blidstein, David Berger, and Shnayer Z. Leimanópresent comprehensive and au≠thoritative historical overviews of central themes in the debate over Judaismís encounter with world culture. The final essayóa breathtaking philosophi≠cal, halakhic, and educational opus by Rabbi Dr. Aharon Lichtensteinóhas become a primary source in a discussion which continues to resonate deeply among committed Jews.

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