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The condition of Jewish belief; a symposium

by Commentary Magazine editors

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I found this book fascinating. The participants by and large write very clearly and do no weigh down their opinions with jargon. The one thing that might be a trifle off-putting to non-Jews is the use of Hebrew terms and references to incidents that may be unfamiliar. I did not find this difficult, and learned a few things looking up who Sammai is and the Noahide Commandments. I learned a lot and their responses were thought-provoking, even to an atheist like myself. I recommend it to almost anyone interested in religions, especially the Abrahamic ones. ( )
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In 1966, Commentary Magazine sent five questions about modern Jewish life and theology to 55 rabbis; not all had congregations. The survey attempted to include all branches of Judaisim (Orthodox, Reconstructionist, etc.) The answers of the 38 who responded are printed in this volume. This is the era of the "Death of God" theology in Christianity, and its possible significance to Judaisim was one of the questions. In addition, they were asked to comment on keeping the 613 commandments, Jews as Chosen People, the validity of other religions, and Jews and political systems. The book was reprinted, with a new introduction, in 1995.
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