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Judaism Reading List: Introduction and General (Pt. I)
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          Berkovits, Eliezer. Faith after the Holocaust. Ktav Publishing
          House, New York. 1973. Paperback, 1977. ISBN 0-870681-93-1.
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          Berkovits, Eliezer God, Man and History. Jonathan David, New
          York. 1979. ISBN 0-824602-39-0. Out of print.
          Blech, Benjamin. Understanding Judaism: The Basics of Deed and
          Creed. Jason Aronson; 1992. Paperback. ISBN 0-876682-91-3.
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          Buber, Martin; Kaufman, Walter (trans). I and Thou. MacMillan
          Publishing Company, 1974. Paperback. 185 pages. ISBN
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          Dorff, Elliot. Knowing God: Jewish Journeys to the Unknowable.
          Jason Aronson. 1992. Paperback, 1996. ISBN 1-568219-64-4. [R.
          Dorff is provost and professor of philosophy at the University
          of Judaism (Conservative)]
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          Dorff, Elliot N. (ed); Newman, Louis E. (ed.) Contemporary
          Jewish Theology: A Reader. Oxford Univ Press; 1998. Paperback.
          ISBN 0-195114-67-1. [Conservative]
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          Fishbane, Michael. The Exegetical Imagination: On Jewish
          Thought and Theology. Harvard Univ Pr; October 1998. Paperback.
          ISBN 0-674274-62-8. [Illustrates the technique of midrashic
          biblical exposition, as well as discussing some of the
          conclusions reached.]
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          Gillman, Neil. Sacred Fragments: Recovering Theology for the
          Modern Jew. Jewish Publication Society. 1990. Paperback, 1992.
          296 pp. ISBN 0-827604-03-3. [A National Jewish Book Award
          winner; R. Gillman is professor of philosophy at the Jewish
          Theological Seminary] (Conservative)
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          Green, Arthur. Seek My Face, Speak My Name: A Contemporary
          Jewish Theology. Jason Aronson. 1992. Paperback, 1994. ISBN
          1-568212-13-5. [R. Green, who recently left the presidency of
          the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College for a chair at
          Brandeis, is regarded as a leading exponent of neo-Hasidism]
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          Hartman, David. A Living Covenant: The Innovative Spirit in
          Traditional Judaism. Free Press. 1985. Paperback, 1998, Jewish
          Lights Pub. 368 pp. ISBN 1-580230-11-3. [R. Hartman is director
          of the Shalom Hartman Institute for Advanced Jewish Studies in
          Jerusalem, and a student of Rav Soloveitchik z"l]
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          Heschel, Abraham Joshua. God in Search of Man: A Philosophy of
          Judaism. Harper Torchbook. 1966. Reprinted 1997, Noonday Press.
          464 pp. ISBN 0-374513-31-7. [One of Heschel's more accessible
          major works.]
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          Heschel, Abraham Joshua. Man Is Not Alone: A Philosophy of
          Religion. Noonday Press, 1997. Paperback. 320 pages. ISBN
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          Jewish Observer, The. The Ethical Imperative: Torah
          perspectives on ethics and values. Artscroll/Mesorah; 2000.
          Hardcover. ISBN 1-578195-08-X.
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          Kaplan, Aryeh. Handbook of Jewish Thought. Maznaim Publishing
          Corp., 4304 12th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11219,
          718-438-7680, New York/Jerusalem, 1979. Hardcover Vol 2, 1992.
          ISBN 0-940118-79-3.
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          Kaplan, Mordecai M. Judaism as a Civilization.
          Reconstructionist Press, New York. 1934. Jewish Publication
          Society; 1994. Paperback. 640 pages. ISBN 0-827605-29-3. [One
          of the most original contributions toward creating a
          comprehensive program for creative Jewish life. Kaplan here
          offers his now famous concept of Judaism as an evolving
          religious civilization. For Judaism to survive and grow, Jews
          must continue to reconstruct their heritage in response to
          changes in social, political, and cultural conditions.]
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          Kaplan, Mordecai, M. The Meaning of God in Modern Jewish
          Religion. Wayne State Univ Pr; 1994. Paperback reprint. ISBN
          0-814325-52-1. [Kaplan's most easily understood theological
          work. It is organized around the Jewish holidays but actually
          is an elaboration of the basic concepts of his theological
          system. This edition includes a new introduction, in which
          Kaplan's thought is put in a historical perspective.]
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          Peli, P. (ed.)Soloveitchik on Repentance: The Thought and Oral
          Discourses of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik. Paulist Press.
          1984. Reprinted 1996 Paperback, Jason Aronson. 320 pp. ISBN
          1-568219-85-7. [The Rav as presented by the late chair of
          Hebrew Studies at Ben Gurion University]
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          Schulweis, Harold M. For Those Who Can't Believe: Overcoming
          the Obstacles to Faith. Harperperennial Library; 1998.
          Paperback. 224 pages. ISBN: 0-060926-51-1.
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          Seltzer, Robert M. Jewish People, Jewish Thought. Prentice Hall
          College Div; 1982. Paperback. ISBN 0-024089-40-0.
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          Sonsino, Rifat; Syme, Daniel B. Finding God: Ten Jewish
          Responses. Union of American Hebrew Congregations; 1986.
          Paperback. 140 pages. ISBN 0-807403-12-1. [Reform].
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          Soloveitchik, Joseph Dov. Halachic Man. Jewish Publication
          Society: Philadelphia PA. 1983. ISBN 0-827602-22-7. Paperback,
          1984, 182 pp. ISBN 0-827603-97-5 .
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          Soloveichik, Rabbi Ahron, Logic of the Heart, Logic of the
          Mind. Judaica Press/Genesis Jerusalem Press, 1991, ISBN
          0-963093-60-6. Out of print.
          Wolpe, David J. The Healer of Shattered Hearts: A Jewish View
          of God. Penguin USA (Paper); 1991. Paperback Reprint edition.
          ISBN 0-140147-95-0.
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