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The ‘Ceremonial Law’: Dead and Deadening or Alive and Life-Giving?

Gavin D'Costa

in Catholic Doctrines on the Jewish People after Vatican II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198830207
eISBN:
9780191868566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830207.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter 2 faces the challenge that previous Catholic teachings have implied that Jewish rituals are both dead and deadening. Through a close examination of the Council of Florence and other ... More


The Morality of Warfare: United Synagogue Lecture

Immanuel Jakobovits

in Jewish Preaching in Times of War, 1800 - 2001

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764401
eISBN:
9781800340848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764401.003.0034
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses a sermon by Immanuel Jakobovits. This sermon does not directly respond to a war situation — the war in the Falklands. However, it does survey themes that provide the background ... More


‘Tradunt Hebraei’: The Problem of the Function and Reception of Jewish Midrash in Jerome

Alison Salvesen

in Midrash Unbound: Transformations and Innovations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113713
eISBN:
9781800340169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113713.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter describes the pedagogical streams and tributaries that preserved fragmentary but precious Jewish teachings in the various corpora of the Church Fathers. It explains the assorted ... More


Vulnerable Prophet (1964–1965)

Edward K. Kaplan

in Spiritual Radical: Abraham Joshua Heschel in America, 1940-1972

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115406
eISBN:
9780300137699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115406.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter shows how Heschel struggled to reconcile his public persona as a voice of the Hebrew prophets with his human weaknesses. Faced with the possibility of failing in his mission to end the ... More


Judaism: The Elements

Leon Roth

in Is There a Jewish Philosophy?: Rethinking Fundamentals

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774556
eISBN:
9781800340824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774556.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses Judaism. This is the doctrine of the ‘chosen people’, a doctrine which has been misunderstood by both Jews and non-Jews, and which has done much harm. It is so easy to claim to ... More


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