Jewish Thought and Philosophy

Covenant and the Jewish Conversion Question

Extending the Thought of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik

Authors: Levy, Benjamin

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  • Applies the thought of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik to the ever present debate on Jewish conversion
  • Provides close readings of rabbinic philosophical and legal sources
  • Offers an account of the primary priorities of Jewish conversion today
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Covenant and the Jewish Conversion Question reevaluates conversion and Jewish identity through the lens of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik’s dual conception of the Covenants of Fate and Destiny. By studying an array of key rabbinic texts through this lens, the book explores the boundaries and interplay between these biblical covenants through apostasy, holiness and the key elements relating to conversion law. This understanding provides a relevant framing device to deal with the conversion and Jewish identity crises faced in the State of Israel and beyond.

About the authors

Benji Levy is a founding partner of Israel Impact Partners, working with leading donors to optimize philanthropic projects. He is the former CEO of Mosaic United, the historic partnership between the State of Israel and leaders of global Jewry and he was Dean of Moriah College, one of the largest Jewish schools in the world. He completed rabbinic ordination at Yeshivat Har Etzion and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Sydney, Australia.

 


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Levy offers the most lucid account yet of a path that moves beyond an all or nothing, or strict or lenient, approach to the halakhic, theological and political conundrums of conversion in Israel today. This deeply learned study, that skillfully combines historical, theological, and legal research and learning, is profoundlyrelevant to anyone interested in what it means to be a Jew in the 21st century.”— Leora Batnitzky, Ronald O. Perelman Professor of Jewish Studies and Professor of Religion, Princeton University, USA
“An illuminating and important contribution to the field. Levy is extremely articulate, and the book is a joy to read. Lay readers, rabbis, Jewish communal professionals and academics of all disciplines will be intrigued by and learn from this book. I know I did.”— David Ellenson, Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University, USA
“This highly creative, deeply thoughtful, impressively learned and clearly argued book combines both the academic and real world in constructing a broader, more dynamic and inclusive, definition of Jewish identity while remaining faithful to the millennia old religious tradition. Levy’s original perspective deserves carefulconsideration by all those struggling with this challenge.”— Jacob J. Schacter, University Professor of Jewish History and Jewish Thought, Yeshiva University, USA

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Covenant and the Jewish Conversion Question
Book Subtitle
Extending the Thought of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik
Authors
Series Title
Jewish Thought and Philosophy
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-80145-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-80145-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-80144-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 295
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