Compassion for Humanity in the Jewish Tradition

Compassion for Humanity in the Jewish Tradition

Book - 1998
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Rowman and Littllefield
For many Jews and non-Jews, the Torah, the Talmud and other rabbinic writings have long been interpreted as saying that the Jews alone are God's chosen people. According to Sears, such readings have led to a struggle among Jews between assimilation—losing their particular Jewish identity—and withdrawal—preserving their particular Jewish identity and surviving as a people. In order to demonstrate the depth from which Judaism speaks in a universalistic voice, Sears collects a wide range of sources from a number of periods in Jewish history. Sears's extensive sourcebook is a rich collection of primary writings on the role of compassion in the Jewish tradition.

Publisher: Northvale, N.J. : Jason Aronson, c1998
ISBN: 9780765799876
0765799871
Branch Call Number: 296.3117 C
Characteristics: xviii, 231 p. ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Sears, Dovid

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