Ethics of Responsibility: Pluralistic Approaches...

Ethics of Responsibility bridges the gap between liberal Jewish philosophy and modern Orthodoxy. It is thoughtful reading for both the Jewish and non-Jewish scholar, teacher, and for all readers interested in the study of ethics and morality.

Preface & Acknowledgments T HIS BOOK GREW OUT OF MANY YEARS OF STUDYing, writing, and lecturing on ethical issues. My revered teacher, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, inspired me to treat Halakhah not merely as a legal system but as the matrix of ideas, concepts, and values of fundamental importance to Jewish philosophy. Although I have frequently referred to Rabbi Soloveitchik in this book, it is impossible to adequately record my indebtedness to him. I also want to acknowledge my gratitude to Professor Isadore Twersky, whose seminal works have provided me with important insights into the Maimonidean approach to law and philosophy. Dr. Norman Lamm, president of Yeshiva University, has earned my gratitude for suggesting that I write a book on Jewish ethics. My students at Yeshiva University, where I have been teaching courses for many years both in Jewish and general ethics, have been a source of challenge and stimulation to me. My thanks go to the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture for providing me with a grant for the research leading to the publication of this book. Some of the ideas in this book originally appeared in my writings in various journals and scholarly publications. I thank Yeshiva University Press, Spertus College of Judaica Press, Kluwer

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