Item #322831 Judaism Is About Love: Recovering the Heart of Jewish Life. Shai Held.

Judaism Is About Love: Recovering the Heart of Jewish Life

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, March 2024. First Edition. Hardcover. New / New. Item #322831
ISBN: 0374192448

A profound, startling new understanding of Jewish life, illuminating the forgotten heart of Jewish theology and practice: love.

A dramatic misinterpretation of the Jewish tradition has shaped the history of the West: Christianity is the religion of love, and Judaism the religion of law. In the face of centuries of this widespread misrepresentation, Rabbi Shai Held--one of the most important Jewish thinkers in America today--recovers the heart of the Jewish tradition, offering the radical and moving argument that love belongs as much to Judaism as it does to Christianity. Blending intellectual rigor, a respect for tradition and the practices of a living Judaism, and a commitment to the full equality of all people, Held seeks to reclaim Judaism as it authentically is. He shows that love is foundational and constitutive of true Jewish faith, animating the singular Jewish perspective on injustice and protest, grace, family life, responsibilities to our neighbors and even our enemies, and chosenness.

Ambitious and revelatory, Judaism Is About Love illuminates the true essence of Judaism--an act of restoration from within.

First printing. Full number line. Signed on the title page by Shai Held

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