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p. v

PREFACE

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pp. ix-xv

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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p. xvii

"In a letter to Levinas, Martin Buber notes that the Hebrew verb form m11i1 first means to come in support of someone and only later to thank, in contrast to Germanic and Romance languages where 'to thank' means..."

ABBREVIATIONS

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p. xix

INTRODUCTION

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pp. 1-24

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CHAPTER 1 Aggadic Man: Levinas and the Neighbor as (BR) Otherhood

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pp. 23-99

"1. Ah, the scandal of the Jews as a chosen People! 2. How good it feels to be a Jew! 3. judaism's original dissidence, a stiff-necked people with ulterior motives, resisting the pure force of things, and with the ability to disturb."

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CHAPTER 2 Mishurat HaDin: Leibowitz, Nationhood, and the Fence of Halakhah

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pp. 101-168

Two neighbors were blessed with daughters at the same time. One man was a shoemaker by profession and extremely poor. The other was a thief, and strange as it may seem, despite his profession he was equally poverty stricken. They would often lament their fate and discuss ways to help their daughters when they were to reach marriageable age. A friend advised...

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EPILOGUE

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pp. 169-185

"Let me object, at the outset, to any attempt to explain anyone's views by where he comes from or who he is. I object as well to any attempt to distinguish between those who come from a milieu shaped by Western culture and others whose cultural and spiritual origins lie in Eastern Europe. I, too, belong..."

NOTES

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pp. 187-240

WORKS CONSULTED

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pp. 241-251

GENERAL INDEX

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pp. 253-257

SCRIPTURAL INDEX

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pp. 259-261

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