Sunday, October 07, 2007

Gil on Kugel

R' Student has read the new Kugel book and the New York Times review of same, and has this to say:
"[Kugel's approach to TMS] isn't Orthodox by any stretch of the imagination. Even Marc Shapiro, whose book on the fundamental principles of Judaism argues for a broad definition of Orthodoxy, would agree--in the unlikely event that he would agree to publicly comment on this matter--that there is no way to fit Prof. Kugel's suggested approaches into Orthodoxy."
So what? The real question is this: Can Prof. Kugel's take be fit into JUDAISM. I mean you can't fit the Ibn Ezra (among many, many others) into "Orthodoxy" either.

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