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One People, Two Worlds: A Reform Rabbi and an Orthodox Rabbi Explore the Issues That Divide Them

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After being introduced by a mutual friend in the winter of 2000, Reform Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch and Orthodox Rabbi Yosef Reinman embarked on an unprecedented eighteen-month e-mail correspondence on the fundamental principles of Jewish faith and practice. What resulted is this book: an honest, intelligent, no-holds-barred discussion of virtually every “hot button” issue on which Reform and Orthodox Jews differ, among them the existence of a Supreme Being, the origins and authenticity of the Bible and the Oral Law, the role of women, assimilation, the value of secular culture, and Israel.

Sometimes they agree; more often than not they disagree—and quite sharply, too. But the important thing is that, as they keep talking to each other, they discover that they actually like each other, and, above all, they respect each other. Their journey from mutual suspicion to mutual regard is an extraordinary one; from it, both Jews and non-Jews of all backgrounds can learn a great deal about the practice of Judaism today and about the continuity of the Jewish people into the future.

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Two rabbis from opposite ends of the Jewish political and religious spectrum debate a variety of trenchant issues, from the existence of God to the state of Israel, beginning from a place of mutual respect and admiration.

Synopsis:

Ammiel Hirsch is Executive Director of the Association of Reform Zionists of America/World Union for Progressive Judaism, North America. His editorials, essays, and sermons appear in newspapers and magazines around the world. He lives in New York City.

Yosef Reinman is an Orthodox writer, historian, and scholar of international renown. His monographs and articles have appeared in many Jewish periodicals and his study of Talmudic contractual law is a standard text in yeshivas throughout the world. He lives in Lakewood, New Jersey.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307489098
Subtitle:
A Reform Rabbi and an Orthodox Rabbi Explore the Issues That Divide Them
Publisher:
Schocken Books
Author:
Reinman, Yaakov Yosef
Author:
Yaakov Yosef Reinman
Author:
Hirsch, Ammiel
Author:
Ammiel Hirsch and Yosef Reinman
Author:
Ammiel Hirsch
Subject:
Religion : Judaism - General
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
Judaism-Thought and Culture
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20030826
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
336

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One People, Two Worlds: A Reform Rabbi and an Orthodox Rabbi Explore the Issues That Divide Them
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Product details 336 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307489098 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Two rabbis from opposite ends of the Jewish political and religious spectrum debate a variety of trenchant issues, from the existence of God to the state of Israel, beginning from a place of mutual respect and admiration.
"Synopsis" by , Ammiel Hirsch is Executive Director of the Association of Reform Zionists of America/World Union for Progressive Judaism, North America. His editorials, essays, and sermons appear in newspapers and magazines around the world. He lives in New York City.

Yosef Reinman is an Orthodox writer, historian, and scholar of international renown. His monographs and articles have appeared in many Jewish periodicals and his study of Talmudic contractual law is a standard text in yeshivas throughout the world. He lives in Lakewood, New Jersey.

From the Hardcover edition.

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