This volume features Eliezer Schweid’s philosophy of Judaism for a secular age. The volume brings together four of Schweid’s most original and influential philosophical essays and an interview with him that together express his fundamental outlook: the faith of a secular Jew, freely choosing loyalty to his or her national culture and drawing on Jewish heritage to inform how to act responsibly toward one’s neighbor, one’s people, the world, and God. The themes span the gamut of Schweid’s life work: the existential loneliness of the modern Jew; Judaism as a culture; faith in light of the Holocaust; and appreciation for secular humanism with awareness of its shortcomings, given the enduring legacy of the Jewish biblical heritage.
Editors' Introduction to Series
Eliezer Schweid: An Intellectual Portrait
Leonard Levin Judaism as a Culture
Eliezer Schweid Faith Confronting the Experiences of Our Age
Eliezer Schweid Humanism, Globalization, Postmodernism, and the Jewish People
Eliezer Schweid The Drama of Secular History: The Return to Nature and Exit from the Other Side
Eliezer Schweid Interview with Eliezer Schweid
Hava Tirosh-Samuelson and Leonard Levin Select Bibliography
Available in print and electronically, the books in the
Library of Contemporary Jewish Philosophers will be ideal for use in diverse educational settings (e.g., college-level courses, rabbinic seminaries, adult Jewish learning, and inter-religious dialogue).