Welcome to Scribd. Sign in or start your free trial to enjoy unlimited e-books, audiobooks & documents.Find out more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
2Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
THE JEWISH UTOPIA BY MICHAEL HIGGER, Ph.D.

THE JEWISH UTOPIA BY MICHAEL HIGGER, Ph.D.

Ratings:
(0)
|Views: 25|Likes:
Published by rpmrg
The aim of this work is to present, in a comprehensive way,
the traditional Jewish conception of the ideal life for indi-
viduals, as well as for nations. The problems taken up in the
book are discussed, not from a theological viewpoint, but
rather from that of the prophecies of the prophets as in-
terpreted by the rabbis. The doctrines concerning God,
Torah, Israel, Messiah, the future world and so forth, are,
therefore, referred to, only where they are directly related
to the subject of an ideal life in the ideal era to come. For
my main problem is to reconstruct an ideal social life on
earth as pictured by the rabbis of old.
The aim of this work is to present, in a comprehensive way,
the traditional Jewish conception of the ideal life for indi-
viduals, as well as for nations. The problems taken up in the
book are discussed, not from a theological viewpoint, but
rather from that of the prophecies of the prophets as in-
terpreted by the rabbis. The doctrines concerning God,
Torah, Israel, Messiah, the future world and so forth, are,
therefore, referred to, only where they are directly related
to the subject of an ideal life in the ideal era to come. For
my main problem is to reconstruct an ideal social life on
earth as pictured by the rabbis of old.

More info:

Published by: rpmrg on May 08, 2013
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

08/25/2013

pdf

text

original

 
THE
 
JEWISH UTOPIA
 
BY
 
MICHAEL HIGGER, Ph.D.
 
 
TO
 
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITYOF JERUSALEM
 SYMBOL OF THE JEWISH UTOPIA
 
PREFACE
 
The aim of this work is to present, in a comprehensive way,the traditional Jewish conception of the ideal life for indi-viduals, as well as for nations. The problems taken up in thebook are discussed, not from a theological viewpoint, butrather from that of the prophecies of the prophets as in-terpreted by the rabbis. The doctrines concerning God,Torah, Israel, Messiah, the future world and so forth, are,therefore, referred to, only where they are directly relatedto the subject of an ideal life in the ideal era to come. Formy main problem is to reconstruct an ideal social life onearth as pictured by the rabbis of old.
 
The Tannaitic literature, the Babylonian and PalestinianTalmudim, and the Midrashim, were utilized as the basis of the work. Allusions are occasionally made to the Apocryphaland Pseudepigraphal literature, and to the Jewish prayerbook. Since the purpose of the work is to reconstruct, nota purely prophetic, but a prophetic-rabbinic ideal life, onlythose allusions to the Bible which are quoted in the rabbinicsources are given. With a few minor exceptions, no attemptwas made to allude to the Mediaeval Jewish authorities, likeMaimonides, Nahmanides, Abravanel, and others, who dealtwith some phases of my problem.
 
It is self-evident that a debatable subject of this naturewill invite a number of criticisms. The orthodox and reformedgroups alike, it is expected, will disagree with many of theinterpretations and conclusions. These groups are advised,however, to consult carefully all the sources given in the notesbefore they form an opinion about the conclusions herein ar-rived at.
 
v
 

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->