Questions and Answers on Judaism
The 'Ask the Rabbi' column in the Jewish Chronicle was an extremely popular weekly feature of the paper. During more than 25 years, over 1,000 lively questions and answers accumulated, of which this book is a selection arranged according to various themes. It can now...
[from Chief Rabbi Professor Jonathan Sacks] Rabbi Cohen writes within a great tradition, bringing together Torah and chokmah, Jewish wisdom and the broad panoply of human knowledge, and finding in their interplay a never-ending source of deepened understanding. He is both sage and man of faith, a lucid teacher...
This book is probably the most comprehensive and detailed treatment of the festival of Chanukah in the English language. It commences by placing the festival in its historical context by surveying the history of the Jewish people from Abraham until Alexander, and proceeds to explain the origin, nature and...
The Writings of Israel Abrahams, Claude Montefiore, Lily Montagu and Israel Mattuck
Edited by: Kessler, Edward
Surprisingly little has been written about the origins of Liberal Judaism in England but this book examines why the movement was founded and how it developed. Kessler has selected the key writings of the four founders...
Essays in Honour of John D Rayner
Edited by: Goldberg, David; Kessler, Edward
Rabbi Dr John D Rayner CBE, Hon. Life Pres of Liberal Judaism, is one of the most distinguished Progressive rabbis in the world. Over a career spanning more than 50 years, he has written, lectured, taught and expounded a...
Rabbinic Responses to Modernity, Science and Tragedy
Dating back to early antiquity one of the central roles of rabbinic leadership has been the ability to analyse the key issues of the day and provide an appropriate response, drawing on the depth and breadth of Jewish tradition to do...
The Wars of the Lord
Chief Rabbi Joseph Herman Hertz (1872-1946), perhaps Britain's greatest Chief Rabbi, led his community through two World Wars and was instrumental in the rescue of Jewish refugees from Nazism. He published many books and edited the seminal Hertz Chumash. Rabbi Hertz was a founder of...
The Companion to the High Holydays Prayerbook provides introductory notes and self-contained essays on a wide range of subjects related to the text of the Machzor, and presents some basic Jewish concepts. The subjects covered are: Rosh Hashanah; the Liturgy; biblical readings for Rosh Hashanah; sermons delivered on the...
The Theology of Abraham Joshua Heschel
Chester, Michael A.
Abraham Joshua Heschel, a Jewish refugee from Nazism, became a significant theologian and social activist in the USA, though relatively unknown in the UK. The first part of this book contains a brief biography, which puts his work into context, personally, culturally and...
Unresolved Issues in Modern Orthodoxy
Faith without Fear examines key unresolved philosophical, theological, and ideological issues in the Modern Orthodox Jewish world, including Modern Orthodoxy and Haredi Orthodoxy as competing heirs to the pre-modern Jewish tradition, the challenge to traditional faith posed by modern biblical scholarship, and Modern Orthodoxy's perspective...