By David Ellenson
Internationally famous pupil David Ellenson stocks twenty-three of his such a lot consultant essays, drawing on 3 a long time of scholarship and demonstrating the consistency of the intellectual-religious pursuits that experience lively him all through his lifetime.
These essays heart on an outline and exam of the advanced push and pull among Jewish culture and Western tradition. Ellenson addresses gender equality, women’s rights, conversion, matters in relation to who's a Jew, the way forward for the rabbinate, Jewish day colleges, and different rising traits in American Jewish lifestyles. As an outspoken recommend for a robust Israel that's devoted to the democratic and Jewish values that trained its founders, he additionally writes approximately non secular tolerance and pluralism within the Jewish state.
The former president of Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of faith, the first seminary of the Reform flow, Ellenson is generally revered for his imaginative and prescient of advancing Jewish harmony and of getting ready management for a latest Judaism that balances culture with the calls for of a altering international.
Scholars and scholars of Jewish non secular inspiration, ethics, and sleek Jewish historical past will welcome this erudite assortment by way of certainly one of today’s nice Jewish leaders.
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Jewish Meaning in a World of Choice: Studies in Tradition and Modernity (A JPS Scholar of Distinction Book Book 9) by David Ellenson