The Affirmation of History

  • Lionel Kochan


Rosenzweig has recently argued that those who live by the Law, because the Law is unchanged and unchanging, are removed from ‘all the temporality and historicity of life’.1 But this fails to take account of the flexibility of the Law and its ability to adapt itself to ever novel circumstances. To take the Jews from the world and the life of history and to transport them to a point beyond history, to a meta-historical location, assuredly challenges the customary association between Judaism and the world.


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  • Lionel Kochan
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  1. 1.University of WarwickUK

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