The Going

A Meditation on Jewish Law

  • Leon Wiener Dow

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Leon Wiener Dow
    Pages 1-21
  3. Leon Wiener Dow
    Pages 23-46
  4. Leon Wiener Dow
    Pages 47-70
  5. Leon Wiener Dow
    Pages 71-95
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 97-106

About this book


In a work that casts philosophical and theological reflections against a backdrop of personal experience, Leon Wiener Dow offers a learned discourse that elucidates the telos of Jewish law and the philosophical-theological commitments that animate it. To the reader gazing upon the halakha from the outside, this book offers a glimpse of its central, orienting concepts. To the reader who lives amidst the rigor of halakha, this book bestows an insightful glance at the law’s orienting ethos and higher aspirations that often remain opaque.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Leon Wiener Dow
    • 1
  1. 1.Shalom Hartman InstituteJerusalemIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-68830-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-68831-2
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