Jewish Tradition and the Non-Traditional Jew (Orthodox Forum) (Hardcover)
Another addition to the "Orthodox Forum Series", this book is a collection of papers from the Second Orthodox Forum in New York and provides compelling insight into the minds of highly respected scholars in the Orthodox Rabbinate. Two of the papers include a brief account of non-observance and the Rabbinic view throughout Jewish history. The Orthodox Forum, convened by Dr. Norman Lamm, President of Yeshiva University, meets each year to consider major issues of concern to the Jewish community. Forum participants from throughout the world, including academicians in both Jewish and secular fields, rabbis, rashei yeshivah, Jewish educators, and Jewish communal professionals, gather in conference as a think tank to discuss and critique each other's original papers, examining different aspects of a central theme. The purpose of the Forum is to create and disseminate a new and vibrant Torah literature addressing the critical issues facing Jewry today.
Dr. Jacob J. Schacter is Rabbi of The Jewish Center in New York City. He received rabbinic ordination from Mesivta Torah Vodaath and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. He has written many articles on Jewish themes and is the editor of The Torah u-Madda Journal. He is also the author of a forthcoming study of Rabbi Jacob Emden. He currently lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters.