Thinking about Judaism

Thinking about Judaism : Philosophical Reflections on Jewish Thought

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Thinking About Judaism: Philosophical Reflections on Jewish Thought examines the light shed by philosophy upon significant areas of Jewish life and academic studies, including Jewish history, Jewish ethics, Jewish law, and Jewish aesthetics. As the author clearly illustrates, the teachings of leading theorists on the subjects of general history, ethics, law, and aesthetics inspire us to think about corresponding subjects related to Judaica.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 202 pages
  • 158.2 x 233.9 x 22.1mm | 485.74g
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0765760371
  • 9780765760371

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Thinking about Judaism will set any reader to thinking in awe about the scope and depth of the author's knowledge. I know of no other contemporary work that offers such insight and clarity into the philosophical underpinnings of Jewish thought. Whether she is dealing with history or law, education or aesthetics, Sheva Grumer Brun analyzes her material with love and authority. And she teaches gently, in a way that will draw both the Jewishly educated and uneducated reader into the rich world of learning she opens up. Lucid and innovative, this book is a necessity for every Jewish home, school, and library. -- Francine Klagsburn, author of Jewish Days: A Book of Jewish Life and Culture Around the Year Sheva Grumer Brun's book is a welcome addition for enlightened readers who will find this masterfully crafted volume a coherent and intelligent discussion of the basics of Jewish thought, theology, philosophy, history, and law. Corroborated and supported by sources both old and new, this book is scholarly while at the same time informative for every student seeking to broaden and deepen his or her Jewish knowledge. It is particularly refreshing to explore the fundamentals of our people, history, and thought from the perspective of authentic Jewish sources and thinkers, while simultaneously being exposed to the Chochma of major universal thinkers. The scope of the knowledge, information, and analysis, and topics all brought together in the one volume is truly impressive. Brun has created a magnificent portrait of the varieties of the Jewish religious experience. -- Rabbi Eliyahu Safran
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About Sheva Grumer Brun

Sheva Grumer Brun received a B.A. degree in philosophy from Brooklyn College in 1955 and a B.H.L. degree from the Seminary College of Jewish Studies in 1956. She was employed at the library of the Jewish Theological Seminary, and was an Assistant Librarian at the Stern College division of Yeshiva University. She compiled a brief bibliography for the Jewish Book Council on general reference works in English for Jewish research.
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