FACING CURRENT CHALLENGES: Essays on Judaism

FACING CURRENT CHALLENGES: Essays on Judaism
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    FACING CURRENT CHALLENGES: Essays on Judaism


    By Rabbi Prof. Yehudah Levi


    Hardcover, 502 pages
    published by Lambda Publishers


    The central challenge facing the Jewish people during the last two hundred years has been how to relate to the general culture. Not yet having arrived at a consensus on how best to deal with its enormous possibilities and concomitant dangers, such as personal freedom, equal rights, sexual "liberation", secularism, and more, as well as scientific, medical and technological innovations, and others.

    Based on rigorous study of the depths of the Talmud and Scriptures, the essays here were originally given as lectures at the Jerusalem College of Technology - Machon Lev, almost all of them at the request of students.


    Yehudah (Leo) Levi is past Rector and professor of Electro-Optics at the Jerusalem College of Technology, where he also give courses in Torah thought. Before coming to Isrel to set up the Physics/Electro-Optics Department at JCT, he had been head of the Applied Physics Lab at Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corp., Visiting Assoc. Professor of Physics at City College, NY, and Fellow of the Gur Aryeh Institute for Advanced Jewish Scholarship, in Brooklyn.

    He received his Ph.D (Phys.) from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and rabbinic ordination from Rabbis Y. Hutner and J. Breuer. He has been president of the Association of Orthodox Jewish Scientists, both in America and Israel, and is the recipient of Feder (Torah and Science) and Abramowitz-Zeitlin (Jewish literature) awards. In addition to close to 150 articles published in scientific, technical and Judaica journals, he has published 9 other books.