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Description - Covenantal Imperatives by Shalom Carmy

A collection of essays selected from the nearly six decades of Rabbi Walter Wurzburger's illustrious career, this volume combines the author's mastery of Halakha with a deep understanding of Jewish philosophy. By adopting religious cohesion as the cornerstone of his ideas, Rabbi Wurzburger builds a case for the meeting point of ethics and traditional Judaism, delving deeply into the thoughts of some of the greatest Jewish thinkers, especially those of his teacher, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik. Covering topics ranging from cooperation with non-Orthodox branches of Judaism to the Sabbath and his concept of modern Orthodoxy, Rabbi Wurzburger's essays are a true representation of the work of an original thinker and leader in the American Jewish community.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789655240009
ISBN-10: 9655240002
Format: Hardback
(243mm x 172mm x mm)
Pages: 325
Imprint: Urim Publications
Publisher: Urim Publications
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: Israel

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Author Biography - Shalom Carmy

Walter S. Wurzburger was a professor of philosophy at Yeshiva University for 35 years and held rabbinic posts in Boston and Toronto prior to leading Congregation Shaaray Tefila in Lawrence, New York, remaining rabbi emeritus until his death. Eliezer L. Jacobs is a public relations consultant. He lives in New York City. Shalom Carmy is an assistant professor of Jewish philosophy and Bible at Yeshiva University. He is the editor of "Tradition: A Journal of Orthodox Jewish Thought" and of the series Me-Otzar ho-Rav: Selected Writings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik.