The Going

A Meditation on Jewish Law

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Leon Wiener Dow
  • New York, NY: 
    Palgrave Macmillan
    , November
     106 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Shalom Carmy forthcoming.


In a work that casts philosophical and theological reflections against a backdrop of personal experience, Leon Wiener Dow offers a learned discourse that elucidates the telos of Jewish law and the philosophical-theological commitments that animate it. To the reader gazing upon the halakha from the outside, this book offers a glimpse of its central, orienting concepts. To the reader who lives amidst the rigor of halakha, this bookbestows an insightful glance at the law’s orienting ethos and higher aspirations that often remain opaque.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Leon Wiener Dow is a Research Fellow and a member of the faculty at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, Israel.

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