Jew­ish Tra­di­tion and the Non-Tra­di­tion­al Jew (The Ortho­dox Forum Series)

Jacob J. Schacter
  • From the Publisher
March 28, 2016

Anoth­er addi­tion to the Ortho­dox Forum Series”, this book is a col­lec­tion of papers from the Sec­ond Ortho­dox Forum in New York and pro­vides com­pelling insight into the minds of high­ly respect­ed schol­ars in the Ortho­dox Rab­binate. Two of the papers include a brief account of non-obser­vance and the Rab­binic view through­out Jew­ish history. 

The Ortho­dox Forum, con­vened by Dr. Nor­man Lamm, Pres­i­dent of Yeshi­va Uni­ver­si­ty, meets each year to con­sid­er major issues of con­cern to the Jew­ish com­mu­ni­ty. Forum par­tic­i­pants from through­out the world, includ­ing aca­d­e­mi­cians in both Jew­ish and sec­u­lar fields, rab­bis, rashei yeshiv­ah, Jew­ish edu­ca­tors, and Jew­ish com­mu­nal pro­fes­sion­als, gath­er in con­fer­ence as a think tank to dis­cuss and cri­tique each oth­er’s orig­i­nal papers, exam­in­ing dif­fer­ent aspects of a cen­tral theme. The pur­pose of the Forum is to cre­ate and dis­sem­i­nate a new and vibrant Torah lit­er­a­ture address­ing the crit­i­cal issues fac­ing Jew­ry today.

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