Levi Morrow- Response to Miriam Feldmann-Kaye’s use of Rav Shagar

My thoughts on the depiction of Rav Shagar in Dr. Miriam Feldmann-Kaye’s “Jewish Theology for a Postmodern Age”

The Book of Doctrines and Opinions:

This is the first in a sequence of responses to the interview with Miriam Feldmann-Kaye’s book Jewish Theology for a Postmodern Age. The review deals with Feldmann-Kaye’s use of the writings of Rav Shagar. Morrow is pursuing a graduate degree on the writings of Rav Shagar so he has the passion of a graduate student in his vigorous comments. He rejects the ridged division of Rav Shagar into periods (such as “traditional,” “existentialist,” and “postmodern,”  Yet he still works with the division to note that an early homily based on the Maharal should not be used as postmodern, and to note that Rav Shagar has explicit Existential essays in the spirit of Sartre. Morrow points out how the book needed to update its 2002 references since the majority of the writing were published since that date. Finally, Morrow returns us the Israeli sociological meaning of postmodern as post Rav Kook’s…

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