The Imaginative Power of Sacrifice

By Leon A. Morris

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), September 2008

This piece presents an analysis of a debate between Rav Gidel and Rabbi Yochanan on what constitutes sacrificial service in their time and what it means to the present day. The piece highlights that modernity has focused on replacing words as a replacement for sacrifice but it may be necessary to consider claiming areas such prayer and study as substitutes for sacrificial service.

Topic: Tradition, Prayer, Jewish Text, Modernity

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.39/no.652

Page Number(s): 13-14

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Morris, Leon A. The Imaginative Power of Sacrifice. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). September 2008: 13-14. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7202


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