Losing What Would Be? A Response to Mitchell Hart

By Jonathan Schorsch

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), December 2002

Schorsch responds to Hart's article "What Would Be Lost?" by asserting that some of Hart's assumptions about scholarship are untenable. Though they agree that academic debate must guarantee open, critical interrogation of everything, Schorsch believes this can be done with respect, sympathy, and passion for the topic. Further, he thinks Hart is correct to critique some aspects of Jewish scholarship, which Schorsch terms institutional limits.

Topic: Professionalism, Jewish Identity, Judaic Studies, Higher Education, Jewish Studies, Scholarship, Discourse and Dialogue, Academic Research, Identity

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.33/no.596

Page Number(s): 3-5

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Schorsch, Jonathan. Losing What Would Be? A Response to Mitchell Hart. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). December 2002: 3-5. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7864


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