Judaism: A Quarterly Journal of Jewish Life and Thought

Articles from Vol. 52, No. 1-2, Spring

A Forum for the Discussion of Jewish Ethics
THE SOCIETY OF JEWISH ETHICS (SJE) IS DEDICATED, IN the words of its by-laws, to "promote scholarly work in the field of Jewish ethics ... to encourage and improve the teaching of Jewish ethics ... to promote an understanding of Jewish ethics within...
At the Limits: Reflections on Halivni on the Shoah
DAVID WEISS HALIVNI'S "PRAYER IN THE SHOAH" (JUDAISM 50 (2001): 268-291) is a powerful address to the Shoah in Orthodox Jewish terms--by implication, in religious terms as such. Penetrating and enlightening as it is, however, Halivni's statement leaves...
Both the Dove and the Serpent: Hadassah's Work in 1920s Palestine (1)
ZIONIST HISTORIANS HAVE NOT LOOKED UPON THE 1920s for instruction or inspiration. They saw the Jewish community in Palestine/Israel as endangered, what with the Arab riots of 1921, uncertainties about the British mandate, and the failure of American...
Hitler's Professors, Arafat's Professors
In Hitler and his comrades we discern the spirit of clarity without residue, of honesty toward the outer world, and simultaneously of inner unity .... This, however, is exactly the spirit which we early recognized and advanced in...
Mosaic Liberalism
THERE ARE TWO GREAT STRANDS IN THE IDEA OF liberty, positive and negative, as they are called. They tug against one another but also intertwine and support one another vitally. Both are Biblically and classically rooted, although their embeddedness...
Nazis, Jews, Czechs in Sudetenland: A Memoir
"CLEANING THAT TEAPOT AGAIN? HOW OFTEN DO I have to tell you not to touch it? It goes with the tea set. Don't you understand German?" "But, I thought," interrupted Alma--but she didn't get a chance to finish her sentence, for my mother went on....
Our Shifting/stable Task: From "Choosing a Sex Ethic" to Today
ROMANTICISM ASIDE, THE LATTER YEARS OF THE SIXTIES were, in fact, a time of extraordinary ethical ferment, one in which people not only were concerned about a broad range of issues but sought to act upon their decisions concerning them. Sexual freedom...
The Lonely Woman of Faith
THIS, OF COURSE, IS NOT QUITE WHAT RAV SOLOVEITCHIK had in mind. His essay, The Lonely Man of Faith, does not make gender its obvious topic of concern. Nevertheless, in its aspect as a commentary on the creation stories of Genesis, it oddly intersects...