The Principles of Judaism

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A rigorous conceptual analysis of the fundamentals of Jewish faith by a bright new star in the Jewish intellectual firmament.

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Lebens is one of the very best younger philosophers in the Jewish tradition working in analytic theology. The Principles of Judaism is rigorous, original, and bold in exploring a fresh articulation of the deep principles of Judaism

Professor William J. Abraham

There is something strikingly brand new here, I think, in the synthesis of traditional Jewish texts and thought with the content and methods of contemporary analytic philosophy. Future histories of philosophy may well mark this moment.... Spoiler alert: It’s crazy. But by the time Lebens is done, you might just be crazy yourself...We can only hope that the messiah will resurrect the dead half as well as Lebens’ book breathes new life and spirit into the field. Jewish philosophy, Jewish thinking, informed by (and also informing) the methods and content of contemporary analytic philosophy, has arrived into the twenty-first century.

Professor Andrew Pessin