The book is written by one of the major Jewish thinkers of the 20 th century exploring foundation of Judaism as a whole, from theology through the jurisprudence of the value of Jewish statehood. It is of great interest to the modern educated Russian-speaking reader interested in philosophy. Practically does not require special training.
Eliezer Berkowitz (1908-1992) was born in Romania and studied at the Berlin Rabbinical Seminary, where he received his rabbinical title of Rabbi Yechiel Weinberg, as well as the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the University of Berlin. He has held rabbinical positions in Leeds, Sydney and Boston. Head of the department of philosophy at the Hebrew Theological College in Chicago. In 1975, he moved to Israel. Author of 19 books, among them - "Faith after the crash," which was translated into Russian language (published by "Aman", Jerusalem, 1991). He also wrote hundreds of essays and articles on various topics: theology and philosophy of Judaism, nationalism and Zionism, the meaning of Jewish history and many others.
Translators and Miriam Levy Kitrosskie arrived from Moscow in 1987. Interested in Jewish philosophy and work of Eliezer Berkowitz still in Russia. Israel has transferred a number of books, including a course of lectures. Yosef Ben-Shlomo, "Introduction to the Philosophy of Judaism." Among other things, Levy Kitrossky also translated the fundamental work of Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik's "Man of Halacha" and Miriam Kitrosskaya - Eliezer Berkowitz book "Faith after the disaster" and (in part) "Jewish law" Menachem Elon. Levy and Miriam Kitrosskie live in Israel, in the city of Ma'aleh Adumim.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Russian edition
1. ENCOUNTER WITH GOD
Chapter 1. Introduction: Philosophy and Religion Chapter 2. Where does religion
Chapter 3. biblical document
Chapter 4. The paradox of Meetings
Chapter 5. Faith, Reason and the Meeting
Chapter 6. An encounter with God
Chapter 7. Absolute or God?
Chapter 8. creation
Chapter 9. evil
2. MEETING WITH THE WORLD
Chapter 10. The problem of ethics
Chapter 11. divine law
and the moral act
Chapter 12. holy action
3. ACT AND HISTORY
Chapter 13. Israel
Chapter 14. God in History