Thinking About Revelation

August 13, 2014 | Read online:

During Tikvah’s advanced institute “Liberalism, Conservatism, and the Jews,”¬†Eric Cohen, Yuval Levin, and Meir Soloveichik tried to sort through the deep dilemma facing the modern, post-Enlightenment Jew who also holds a Burkean respect for old ways. Eric Cohen began by pointing out how peculiar the claims of historical revelation are, so peculiar as to strain belief. At the same time, there is something deeply true about the traditional life and the human flourishing it leads to. Rabbi Soloveichik offered one way out of the problem: Is not the endurance of the Jewish people against all the odds a proof of the rightness of their revelation?

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