HOW CAN A JEW SPEAK OF FAITH TODAY? by Eugene B. Borowitz

HOW CAN A JEW SPEAK OF FAITH TODAY?

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KIRKUS REVIEW

How Shall a Jew Speak of Faith Today"" would have been a more appropriate title than the one actually adopted, for the question that Borowitz treats here is one of relevancy rather than of possibility. In that sense, the book is a companion volume to the author's recent A New Jewish Theology in the Making, and its object is at once methodological and holistic, with emphasis upon the latter. The thirteen papers that comprise the book deal with the major areas of the Jewish faith-apologetic, and polemic, among others-and they range from scholarly contributions to a sermon, from reflections upon the interrelations of Judaism and Christianity to problems of the Jewish liturgy. Despite such catholicity of interest, the book unfortunately will not commend itself easily to the layman, Jewish or otherwise, for Dr. Borowitz does not have a way with words. His sentences are overly complex, syntactically enigmatic, and sometimes non-existent. Serious students will bear with them, however, for they merely obscure, without destroying, an unusual compassion, erudition, and wisdom.

Pub Date: April 21st, 1969
Publisher: Westminster