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Yeshayahu Leibowitz

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[Revised entry by Daniel Rynhold on March 6, 2019. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Yeshayahu Leibowitz (1903 - 1994) was one of the most outspoken and controversial twentieth century Jewish thinkers and Israeli public intellectuals. Once termed "the conscience of Israel"[1] by his childhood contemporary from Riga, Sir Isaiah Berlin, Leibowitz's thought is founded on a far-reaching theocentrism that allows him to combine a commitment to Orthodox Jewish practice with a stripped-down definition of Jewish faith that yields a...

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