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Jewish Philosophy Reading List

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A partial list of key suggested resources for Jewish Philosophy.

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Jewish Philosophy: A Very Partial Reading List of English Discussions of a few Key Issues
Rabbi Yitzchak Twersky
( ytwersky [at] optonline [dot] net )
 
 
 
Existence of God
       ¨         R. Schiller, The Road Back.
       ¨         Kelleman, Permission to Believe.
       ¨         Robinson & Steinman, The Obvious Proof.
Torah from Sinai
       ¨         L. Kelleman, Permission to Receive.
       ¨         E. Berkovitz, God, Man and History.
       ¨         Coopersmith,The Eye of a Needle.
 
Christianity
       ¨         M. Drazin, Their Hollow Inheritance.
       ¨         R. Tovya Singer, Outreach Judaism (Tapes).
       ¨         www.outreachjudaism.org
       ¨         www.jewsforjudaism.org
Divine attributes and Prayer
       ¨         Rav Soloveitchik, Halachik Mind (pp. 39-40).
 
 
Prayer
       ¨         E. Berkovitz, Prayer in Studies in Torah Judaism.
       ¨         Arye Kaplan, “ Davening with Kavana “ in The Aryeh Kaplan Reader.
       ¨         R. Elie Munk, The World of Prayer.
       ¨         P. Winston, No Atheists in a Foxhole.
       ¨         Rav Soloveitchik, Worship of the Heart.
 
Teshuvah
       ¨         Rav Kook, Lights of Repentance.
       ¨         Rav Soloveitchik, On Repentance.
 
Suffering and Evil in the World
       ¨         Rav Soloveitchik, קול דודי דופק ; trans. in Theological and Halachik and Reflections on the Holocaust ( pp. 51-117 ).
       ¨         Rav Soloveitchik, Out of the Whirlwind.
       ¨         Rav K. K. Shapira, Sacred Fire.
       ¨         Rabbi Blech, If God is good, why is the world so bad?
טעמי המצות
       ¨         Rav Soloveitchik, Halachik Mind ( pp. 91-99 ).
 
Jews and Non-Jews
       ¨         Rav A. Soloveitchik, “ Jew and Jew, Jew and non-Jew “ in Logic of the Heart, Logic of the Mind.
 
Torah And Science
 
       ¨         Aviezer, In the Beginning.
       ¨         Aviezer, Fossils and Faith.
       ¨         R. Arye Kaplan, Immortality, Resurrection and the Age of the Universe.
       ¨         Carmell and Domb, Challenge
 
 
Evolution (see also previous section)
       ¨         Johnson, Darwin on Trail.
       ¨         The Neck of the Giraffe..
       ¨         Philip Johnson, Defeating Darwinism by opening minds.
       ¨         Michael Behe, Darwin’s Black Box.
       ¨         Jonathan Wells, Icons of Evolution.
 
 
Basics of Judaism
       ¨         R. Emanuel Feldman, On Judaism.
       ¨         Shmuel Waldman, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt.
       ¨         M. Lamm, Becoming Jewish.
       ¨         Donin, To be a Jew.
Tznius
       ¨         Gila Manolson, Inside Outside.
Negiah
       ¨         Gila Manolson, The Magic Touch
Israel
 
       ¨         אם הבנים שמחה- translation.
General
       ¨         R. Steizaltz, Simple words.
       ¨         Nechemia Coopersmith, Shmooze.
       ¨         Moshe Spieser, Questions you thought we were afraid you’d ask.
       ¨         Rav Aharom Lichtenstein, Leaves of Faith
       ¨         Rav Aharom Lichtenstein, By His Light.