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9781580234009

Witnesses to the One : The Spiritual History of the Sh'ma

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  • ISBN13:

    9781580234009

  • ISBN10:

    1580234003

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-02-01
  • Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
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Summary

There is arguably no more important statement in Judaism than the Sh'ma. Its words-calling us to hear, to listen, to pay attention-defy direct translation and have meant different things throughout history.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. xi
Fighting Idolatry: Mosesp. 1
The Sages Offer Their Lives: Akiba ben Josephp. 15
Proving the One: Saadia Gaonp. 29
Nothing Like God: Moses Maimonidesp. 41
Communing with the One: Haim Vitalp. 53
"Master of the Universe": Moses Haim Luzzattop. 65
A Nation Reborn: Abraham Isaac Kookp. 79
One Moral Standard: Leo Baeckp. 91
A Prophecy-"One World or No World": Abraham Joshua Heschelp. 103
"Hearing" Today: Becoming the Next Sacred Storyp. 117
Notesp. 125
Discussion Guidep. 135
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 139
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