Rethinking Modern Judaism: Ritual, Commandment, Community (Chicago Studies in the History of Judaism 2nd ed.)

Rethinking Modern Judaism: Ritual, Commandment, Community (Chicago Studies in the History of Judaism 2nd ed.)

By: Arnold M. Eisen (author)Paperback

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Founding theories of modernity and the critique of Jewish practice; 20th-century theories of modernity and the study of Jewish practice; the distinctiveness of modern Jewish practice; the politics of Jewish ritual observance; new reasons for old commandments - the strategy of symbolic explanation; nostalgia as modern Jewish Mitzvah; Buber, Rosenzweig, and the authority of the commandments; the reconstruction of Jewish tradition in 20th-century America.

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  • ISBN13: 9780226195292
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 339
  • ID: 9780226195292
  • weight: 490
  • ISBN10: 0226195295
  • edition: 2nd ed.

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