"[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.
Sunday, October 07, 2007
R' Student has read the new Kugel book and the New York Times review of same, and has this to say: