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Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Louis Jacobs

Abstract

More than forty years have passed since the author first put forward the argument that traditionally observant Jews have no reason to take issue with the results obtained by the historical critics in their investigation into the Bible and the other classical sources of Judaism. The author has argued that the traditional doctrine which claims that ‘the Torah is from Heaven’ can and should be maintained — provided that the word ‘from’ is understood in a non-fundamentalist way to denote that there is a human as well as a divine element in the Torah: God revealing His will not only to but through ... More

Keywords: Orthodox Judaism, Reform Judaism, Jews, Torah, Orthodox rabbi, Jacobs affair, New London Synagogue, Masorti movement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9781874774587
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781874774587.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Louis Jacobs, author