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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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Is It Scientific?

Is It Scientific?

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(p.80) Four Is It Scientific?
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Beyond Reasonable Doubt
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Louis Jacobs

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781874774587.003.0004

This chapter points out how Orthodoxy can be squared with the findings of science, including the scientific study of the Bible and rabbinic literature. It focuses on Isaac Breuer, the grandson of Samson Raphael Hirsch and foremost exponent of his grandfather's philosophy of Judaism. The chapter also examines a selection from Breuer's Neue Kasari, in which he uses Kantian categories in order to establish the epistemological basis of the doctrine Torah min hashamayim. It mentions an imaginary discussion that took place between Mr. Weiler and Alfred Roden, the son of a completely assimilated Jewish banker in Germany, who has won his way through to the strict Orthodoxy of German separatism. In particular, Weiler has serious misgivings about the doctrine that the Torah is divine, a belief that has been undermined for him by his acquaintance with biblical criticism, among other things.

Keywords:   Orthodoxy, Bible, rabbinic literature, Isaac Breuer, Judaism, Neue Kasari, Torah min hashamayim

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