Yirat Shamayim:The Awe, Reverence and Fear of God

Edited by Marc Stern

Format: Hardcover



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Yirat Shamayim"literally the fear or awe of heaven (God)"is a fundamental concept for Orthodox Jews. Perhaps because it is so basic to their religious life"or perhaps because they would prefer not to think of the radical demands it makes"contemporary Orthodox Jews do not often systematically consider its implications. In this volume, the authors examine from a variety of perspectives what fear of heaven requires in definition, education, ideology, the synagogue and politics.