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Knowing God: Jewish Journeys to the Unknowable Elliot N Dorff

Knowing God: Jewish Journeys to the Unknowable

Elliot N Dorff

Published May 1st 1996
ISBN : 9781461629313
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300 pages
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Contemporary Jews often find meaning in Judaisms family and communal orientation, its beautiful rituals, its enriching culture, its sense of ethnic rootedness, and its moral values. For the classical Jewish tradition, however, all of these featuresMoreContemporary Jews often find meaning in Judaisms family and communal orientation, its beautiful rituals, its enriching culture, its sense of ethnic rootedness, and its moral values. For the classical Jewish tradition, however, all of these features of Judaism depend on a belief in God. Since many modern Jews do not know what to make of that belief, it is often ignored. They may be inspired by Judaisms high regard for education and its passion for justice, but their belief in God rests on childhood images of the Almighty. They are often embarrassed and uneasy, for they sense that their attachment to Judaism may be based upon intellectual quicksand.