The Going (Hardcover)

A Meditation on Jewish Law

By Leon Wiener Dow

Palgrave MacMillan, 9783319688305, 106pp.

Publication Date: January 5, 2018

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Paperback (9/4/2018)

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In a work that casts philosophical and theological reflections against a backdrop of personal experience, Leon Wiener Dow offers a learned discourse that elucidates the telos of Jewish law and the philosophical-theological commitments that animate it. To the reader gazing upon the halakha from the outside, this book offers a glimpse of its central, orienting concepts. To the reader who lives amidst the rigor of halakha, this book bestows an insightful glance at the law's orienting ethos and higher aspirations that often remain opaque.

About the Author

Leon Wiener Dow is a research fellow and a member of the faculty at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, Israel.