δρτψ δεΰ ιφιψδ χθπϊ-ξξγιν ωξϊξεγγϊ ςν δξωιξδ δλαιψδ βιαεω τιμερετιδ ςχιαδ ωμ διδγεϊ. αψχεαιυ ξαρρ ΰϊ θιςεπιε αχτιγδ εαεπδ ΰεϊν αιρεγιεϊ ξο δξργ εςγ δθτηεϊ. δεΰ πωςο ςμ ψΰιεϊ ξο δξχψ εαςζψϊο ξβαω ΰϊ δθιςεο ωμτιε δχωψ αιο δΰγν μΰμεδιν πεφψ ξϊεκ γΰβδ/ΰηψιεϊ ξωεϊτϊ μδιρθεψιδ. δγιε ωμ δξεγμ δϊιΰεψθι ηεψβιν ΰμ ξςαψ μεειλεη δϊιΰεμεβι εξβιςιν μϊηεξι δβεϊ ΰηψιν, λΰωψ αψχεαιυ ςερχ αδωτςϊε δξςωιϊ ςμ δξιο δΰπεωι, ωαΰδ μιγι αιθει αξςψλϊ δηεχιϊ, αξαπδ δτεμιθι εαξπδβιν διδεγιιν ωμπε. ΰσ ωδΰιω ςφξε μΰ ζλδ μτψρεν ψα, ιφιψϊε ιεφΰϊ δγετο διΰ ϊψεξδ ςφεξδ μχπεο δτιμερετι διδεγι οδιΰ ξφιβδ ατπι δχεψΰ ζεειϊ ψΰιιδ ηγωδ εξαψιχδ μδρϊλμεϊ ςμ διδγεϊ. δρτψ ωμ αψχεαιυ δεΰ ηιαεψ ξψϊχ αδ αξιγδ μηεχψιν, μΰπωι ΰξεπδ εβν μδγιεθεϊ. δξδγεψδ λεμμϊ ξαεΰ ξχισ ξΰϊ γεγ ηζεπι, δςεψκ δψΰωι ωμ λϊα δςϊ ϊλμϊ.
"Berkovits possessed a rare combination of deep Jewish learning and profound philosophical knowledge. The re-publication of his philosophical magnum opus God, Man and History is cause for celebration in the Jewish and academic worlds, giving new audiences access to the worlds of this great Jewish sage.
Rabbi David Ellenson,
President of Hebrew Union College
Eliezer Berkovits was a great Jewish theologian who did not receive the attention he deserved. By republishing what is Berkovits chief theological work, plus adding to it his own superb introduction, David Hazony has done a great service to a new generation of Jews concerned with the central theological-political issues of our time.
Prof. David Novak, University of Toronto
David Hazony has done a remarkable service to the Jewish world by re-issuing Eliezer Berkovits' masterwork God, Man and History. Berkovits was a talmid hacham of the first order, who mined the Bible and the rabbinic tradition to address major contemporary theological concerns, and drew his conclusions from them with clarity, conviction and above all, relevance. The re-publication of this masterwork comes at a time when much is written about Jewish practice, but little is available about Jewish thought. The renewed availability of Berkovits' tour de force will help to restore the vital balance between praxis and belief.
Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb,
The Union of Orthodox Congregations of America
The re-publication of Eliezer Berkovits God, Man and History is a most important contribution to contemporary Jewish theological discourse. Berkovits insistence that the commandments not be regarded as absolute categories removed from the realities of history, but as history-making deeds that must be effective in our world, makes him a unique voice among Jewish thinkers. God, Man and History can be seen as the heart of Berkovits theology, and as an indispensable foundation for understanding his later works.
Rabbi David Hartman,
Shalom Hartman Institute