Vital and creative power for modern problems
THE JEWISH HERITAGE: A Symposium. edited by Ephraim Levine (Vallentine. Mitchell. Us.).
THIS book contains a colleclion of essays by nine distinguished Jewish scholars, three of whom, including the editor, are rabbis.
Jewish philosophy and ethics, the message of the Bible, cere monies and liturgy, the abiding values of Jewish law, the import of Jewish tradition. and the part which can he played by the young State of Israel in Jewish life and thought are studied and analysed from various points of view.
The traditionalist and the modernist, the conservative and the liberal, have made their contribution " unfettered by any editoral pressure or prejudice." The result is a volume which has an appeal far beyond the direct heirs of that tradition to which the world owes so much.
The symposium not only gives the reader a bird's-eye-view of a spiritual history covering more than 3.000 years and reveals the principles actuating the " Jewish way of life "; it shows their application in various fields of human activity.