Originally published in the Belfast Jewish Record: The Journal of the Jewish Community in Northern Ireland, 16:6 (February 1970). Louis Jacobs. Faith. Vallentine, Mitchell, 42s. It’s a great pity that, owing to the vagaries of History, no religious middle-way has developed in Anglo-Jewry between Orthodoxy on the one hand, and Reform/Liberalism on the other. Ben Azai, in the Jewish Chronicle, once wrote that the average British Reform Jew ... Continue Reading ➨
Jewish thinkers throughout the ages have been as passionate in their concern about the meaning and nature of faith as their Christian counterparts. This book provides a profound but lucid examination of Jewish theological approaches to belief. Of special interest is Dr Jacobs' critique of the Freudian and Marxist opposition to belief in God.