The God Who Hates Lies: Confronting and Rethinking Jewish Tradition (paperback edition)
Dr. David Hartman
Number of pages: 208
New in paperback: What is the weight of tradition when it conflicts with your own deep moral sense? The distillation of a lifetime of intellectual questioning and courage!
Encounter the challenging--often startling--insights of renowned Jewish philosopher David Hartman (zl) as he presents a covenantal theology--a theology of empowerment--for the modern engaged Jew seeking to rectify the schism between human experience and religious commitment.
Tracking his own intellectual and spiritual development as an Orthodox Jew and theologian, he explores for everyone across the religious spectrum some of hte most profound questions of inner religious conflict:
-How does a person justify commitment to Jewish law when it conflicts with a person's moral sense?
-Is making choices that favor moral convictions equivalent to stepping out of the tradition?
-Does personal intuition have a place in Jewish tradition?
-What is lost personally, communally and religiously when a person squelches his or her ethical impulse in adherence to religious tradition?