A collection of essays dating from between 1969 and 1980, treating specific Jewish problems: exegetic methodology, points of Jewish doctrine, Jewish religious philosophy, and contemporary political and cultural issues. It also includes five Talmudic readings. The book should be of wide interest amongst the philosophical and religious community at large.
Table of Contents
Fidelities - demanding Judaism; Talmudic readings - model of the west, cities of refuge, who plays last?, the pact, on religious language and the fear of God; theologies - on the Jewish reading of scriptures, the name God according to a few Talmudic texts, revelation in the Jewish tradition, "in the image of God" according to Rabbi Hayyim Volozhiner, Spinoza's background; Zionisms - the state of Caesar and the state of David, politics after!, assimilation and new culture.
Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995) was a leading philosopher and Talmudic commentator. Gary D. Mole is Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of French at Bar-llan University, Israel.