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Contemporary Orthodox Judaism's Response to Modernity

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Orthodox Judaism is an ideology that has a recognized niche in today's society, both secular and Jewish. However, it is often misunderstood in general or in its specifics by some of its adherents and certainly by those who do not live by its tenets. In Contemporary Orthodox Judaism's Response to Modernity, Rabbi Barry Freundel, in thirty-two relatively brief essays, ...more
Hardcover, 343 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by Ktav Publishing House (first published February 2003)
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Simcha Wood
Dec 26, 2011 Simcha Wood rated it it was amazing
My only real complaint about this book is its title which suggests something of a heavy academic tome rather than the introductory text to Judaism that it actually is. While not as comprehensive and exhaustive as, say, Joseph Telushkin's Jewish Literacy, this book is still an excellent resource for anyone seeking more information on normative Judaism, and particularly in regards to its place in the contemporary world.

The book is, actually, as series of 31 essays ranging from the expected pieces
Nov 20, 2016 Tom rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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As others have mentioned, the book title is somewhat misleading. Most of the chapters are a general introduction to Judaism, only the last third deals explicitly with Modern Orthodox responses to contemporary topics. These are clearly written and can be covered within a short afternoon. A thorough web search or a good discussion round online or offline can give you similar insights.

The sixth chapter was one of the more informative ones, particularly Freundel’s explanation and discussion of Theod
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Wonderful source for a 21 year old girl converting to Judaism-who still remains a bit scared of her choice.
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