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Tradition, creativity + fruitful dissonances

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Published: 22 December 2015

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Tradition, creativity, and cognitive dissonance – Daniel Gordis – Jewish Review of Books Fall 2015
'Conservative Judaism at its peak reminds me, in its astonishing wealth of intellectual talent, of the formative era of the Zionist enterprise. There was an explosion of Jewish thought and scholarship at the movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary in the middle of the 20th century that, at least in its brilliance, bears comparison to the renaissance of Jewish creativity among European Zionist thinkers at the century’s outset… Why, I have found myself wondering, did one project largely succeed and the other mostly fail?'

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