The Chutzpah Imperative: Empowering Today's Jews for a Life That Matters

Jewish Lights  2014


Rabbi Feinstein takes us on a journey, exploring the history and practice of having the chutzpah, the audacity, to confront the tough questions of our Judaism. He reminds us of how our biblical ancestors, particularly Abraham and Job, argued with God, taking a moral high ground. For today’s Jews, for whom simple faith is not so simple, the author suggests we look back to the earlier role models of the Jew who questioned and challenged. In a unique twist, he reinterprets the play Fiddler on the Roof, showing us how the play’s characters confront many of the same theological dilemmas that we modern Jews face. Notes, recommended readings.

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