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Beyond Reasonable Doubt$
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Louis Jacobs

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9781874774587

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781874774587.001.0001

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Introduction the ‘Jacobs Affair’

Introduction the ‘Jacobs Affair’

(p.1) One Introduction the ‘Jacobs Affair’
(p.iii) Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Louis Jacobs

Liverpool University Press

This chapter introduces traditional Judaism that can be compatible with the findings of modern research on how the Jewish religion has come to be. Many religious Jews still hold fast to belief in the Torah as the word of God but have come to realize that the whole idea of divine revelation must be understood to mean that, while there is a divine element in the Torah, there is also a human element. It emphasizes the acceptance of the dogma “The Torah is from Heaven,” pointing out that one should understand the meaning of “from” in a more sophisticated manner than is commonly done. The chapter also provides a speedy glance at the religious history of British Jewry. By the start of the twentieth century, Jews were divided on religious lines into Orthodoxy and Reform.

Keywords:   traditional Judaism, Jewish religion, Torah, divine revelation, British Jewry, Orthodoxy, Reform

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