University Press of America / Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs
Trim: 6 x 9
978-0-8191-9430-5 • Paperback • April 1994 • $70.99 • (£55.00)
Eliezer Schweid is Full Professor of Jewish Philosophy at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Hirschensohn undertook one of the most comprehensive efforts of anyone to demonstrate how the traditional Torah and modern democracy went hand-in-hand, and as such could, and indeed must, serve as the foundation for the restored Jewish national home. In this rich little volume, Professor Schweid indicates how Rabbi Hirschensohn was not afraid to tackle the most difficult questions posed by modernity, nor did he fail to provide bold and daring responses to them from inside the system of Jewish law.
— Daniel J. Elazar