By Barry L. Schwartz
Ever considering Abraham’s recognized argument with God, Judaism has been filled with debate. Moses and Korah, David and Nathan, Hillel and Shammai, the Vilna Gaon and the Ba’al Shem Tov, Spinoza and the Amsterdam Rabbis . . . the record is going on. Jews debate justice, authority, inclusion, spirituality, resistance, evolution, Zionism, and extra. No ask yourself that Judaism cherishes the expression machloket l’shem shamayim, “an argument for the sake of heaven.”
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Judaism's Great Debates: Timeless Controversies from Abraham to Herzl by Barry L. Schwartz