The Jewish Intellectual Tradition: A History of Learning and Achievement
The Jewish intellectual tradition has a long and complex history that has resulted in significant and influential works of scholarship. In this book, the authors suggest that there is a series of common principles that can be extracted from the Jewish intellectual tradition that have broad, even life-changing, implications for individual and societal achievement. These principles include respect for tradition while encouraging independent, often disruptive thinking; a precise system of logical reasoning in pursuit of the truth; universal education continuing through adulthood; and living a purposeful life. The main objective of this book is to understand the historical development of these principles and to demonstrate how applying them judiciously can lead to greater intellectual productivity, a more fulfilling existence, and a more advanced society.
Kadish, A. H., Shmidman, M. A., & Fishbane, S. (2021). The Jewish Intellectual Tradition: A History of Learning and Achievement. Academic Studies Press. https://www.academicstudiespress.com/judaismandjewishlife/the-jewish-intellectual-tradition