9780415558877

Hebrew Language and Jewish Thought

  • ISBN 13:

    9780415558877

  • ISBN 10:

    0415558875

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 09/07/2009
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

Drawing on more than three hundred Hebrew roots, the author shows that Jewish thought employs Hebrew concepts and categories that are altogether distinct from those that characterize the Western speculative tradition. Among the key categories that shape Jewish thought are holiness, divinity, humanity, prayer, responsibility, exile, dwelling, gratitude, and language itself. While the Hebrew language is central to the investigation, the reader need not have a knowledge of Hebrew in order to follow it. Essential reading for students and scholars of Judaism, this book will also be of value to anyone interested in the categories of thinking that form humanity's ultimate concerns.

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