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Must a Jew Believe Anything? Second Edition with a New Afterword

by Menachem Kellner

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Published by Littman Library of Jewish Civilization .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Judaism,
  • Social Science,
  • Judaism - Theology,
  • Religion - Judaism,
  • Sociology,
  • Jewish Studies,
  • Doctrines,
  • Orthodox Judaism

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages204
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8770451M
    ISBN 101904113389
    ISBN 109781904113386

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Second Edition with a New Afterword at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. that Aristotelian "perfection" is the highest ideal of the Torah. To achieve this perfection, a Jew must have knowledge of the principles of Jewish /5. Second edition, Littman Library of Jewish Civilization Over the last few years, an increasing number of people have been approaching me with crises of faith.

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The crucial question for today's Jewish world, Menachem Kellner argues, is not whether Jews will have Jewish grandchildren, but how many different sorts of mutually exclusive Judaisms those grandchildren will face.

Kellner's short, brisk, and Author: Menachem Kellner. A while ago, I began my review of Menachem Kellner's Must A Jew Believe Anything. (Read part one at this link).I mentioned how the first six chapters of the book are a superb analysis of the role of dogma in Judaism, showing how Rambam's emphasis on dogma was an aberration from normative Judaism.

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Prof. Menachem Kellner, if I understand him correctly, argues that there are basic Jewish beliefs but no dogmas (see his Must A Jew Believe Anything?, particularly the afterword to the second edition).

This means that while Judaism is incomprehensible without certain basic theological beliefs (e.g. God’s existence), these beliefs do not. Much of the debate around Kellner’s work focuses on his mistitled Must a Jew Believe Anything. It seems from the interview and the new Afterword that the goal of the book was to create greater acceptance of the non-orthodox by removing dogma from the equation.

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Book Reviews Must a Jew Believe Anything. by Menachem Kellner (London and Portland, Oregon, ). Reviewed by David Berger As the Introduction to this stimulating book draws to a close, Menachem Kellner reiterates its provocative title and encapsulates the core of its thesis in three sentences: Must a Jew believe anything.

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