Faith Shattered and Restored: Judaism in the Postmodern Age

Faith Shattered and Restored: Judaism in the Postmodern Age

by Elie Leshem


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The starkly innovative spiritual and educational approach of Rabbi Shimon Gershon Rosenberg (known as Rabbi Shagar) has shaped a generation of Israelis who yearn to encounter the Divine in a world progressively at odds with religious experience, nurturing religious faith within a cultural climate of corrosive skepticism. Possessing the rare ability to stare into the abyss of doubt with an unflinching gaze, Rabbi Shagar offers profound and often acutely personal insights that marry existentialist philosophy and Hasidism, Talmud and postmodernism.
With a preface by Aryeh Rubin and an afterword by Rabbi Shalom Carmy. Edited by Rabbi Dr. Zohar Maor, Translated by Elie Leshem.
Faith Shattered and Restored is the first authoritative attempt to introduce the English-speaking public to one of Israel's most creative and influential thinkers. These seminal essays set out a new path for preserving and cultivating Jewish spirituality in the twenty-first century and beyond.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592644643
Publisher: Koren Publishers
Publication date: 06/15/2017
Series: Maggid Modern Classics
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 745,525
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction xi

Uncertainty as the Trial of the Akeda 1

My Faith: Faith in a Postmodern World 21

Religious Life in the Modern Age 41

Freedom and Holiness 67

Living with Nothingness 85

Justice and Ethics in a Postmodern World 105

Mysticism, Postmodernism, and the New Age 119

Love, Romance, and Covenant 131

Self-Actualization and Society 153

Seventy Bullocks and One Sukka: The Land of Israel, Nationalism, and Diaspora 173

Afterword: An Individualist Religious Thinker, Without Grand Narrative 193

Works Rabbi Shagar 209

Index 213

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