DO RELIGIOUS JEWS HAVE FAITH IN THE PRINCIPLES OF JUDAISM

N. Verbin*

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Abstract

Sam Lebens’ The Principles of Judaism is an extraordinary book in its rigor and richness. It is a sophisticated examination of three central propositions, which Lebens maintains, are the fundamental doctrines that “can make sense of continued commitment to an Orthodox Jewish lifestyle.” (Lebens, 273). He presents and discusses the following three propositions: 1) The universe is the creation of one God; 2) The Torah is a divine system of laws and wisdom, revealed by the creator of the universe; and, 3) The creator exercises providential care over his creation, manifest in the creator’s continued sustenance of the world, reward and punishment for human action, and in the promise of ultimate salvation. (Lebens, 3).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)360-371
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Journal for Philosophy of Religion
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022

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