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God, Man and History
Eliezer Berkovits

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"Berkovits possessed a rare combination of deep Jewish learning and profound philosophical knowledge. The re-publication of his philosophical magnum opus God, Man and History is cause for celebration in the Jewish and academic worlds, giving new audiences access to the worlds of this great Jewish sage.

Rabbi David Ellenson,
President of Hebrew Union College

Eliezer Berkovits was a great Jewish theologian who did not receive the attention he deserved. By republishing what is Berkovits chief theological work, plus adding to it his own superb introduction, David Hazony has done a great service to a new generation of Jews concerned with the central theological-political issues of our time.

Prof. David Novak, University of Toronto

David Hazony has done a remarkable service to the Jewish world by re-issuing Eliezer Berkovits' masterwork God, Man and History. Berkovits was a talmid hacham of the first order, who mined the Bible and the rabbinic tradition to address major contemporary theological concerns, and drew his conclusions from them with clarity, conviction and above all, relevance. The re-publication of this masterwork comes at a time when much is written about Jewish practice, but little is available about Jewish thought. The renewed availability of Berkovits' tour de force will help to restore the vital balance between praxis and belief.

Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb,
The Union of Orthodox Congregations of America

The re-publication of Eliezer Berkovits God, Man and History is a most important contribution to contemporary Jewish theological discourse. Berkovits insistence that the commandments not be regarded as absolute categories removed from the realities of history, but as history-making deeds that must be effective in our world, makes him a unique voice among Jewish thinkers. God, Man and History can be seen as the heart of Berkovits theology, and as an indispensable foundation for understanding his later works.

Rabbi David Hartman,
Shalom Hartman Institute