Sunday, April 1, 2007

prof. leibowitz (hebrew)

Yeshayahu Leibowitz's significance in contemporary Jewish intellectual life, and in Israel's political and intellectual life, is comparable to that of figures better known in the United States--Buber, for example, or Scholem. Leibowitz is more locally involved, and he is more openly polemical. But he is never mysterious or evasive, oracular or reticent. He just fights his battles, but the result of all his battles is a remarkably consistent doctrine. It remains lean and elegant--and, even for people who disagree, heartening and enlivening.--Michael Waizer

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