úterý 5. října 2010

Rabíni naší doby - Rabbis of our Time (book)

..aneb přibližně ve stejnou dobu jako "Dějiny moderního Izraele" (tzn. maximálně do měsíce) by měla vyjít další kniha na které jsme pracovali společně s R. Kořanem. Kniha obsahuje několik desítek portrétů významných rabínských autorit, a to jak mladší generace rabínů, kteří jsou činní přímo v naší době, tak i těch, kteří byli činní hlavně ve dvacátém století a kteří se výrazně podepsali na podobě současného judaismu (namátkou: rabín Šach, rabín Kook, Karol Sidon, Ovadja Josef, rabi Schneersohn, Amram Blau, Moše Levinger, Chazon Iš,...). Publikace se zaměřuje především na centra současného židovského myšlení, jako jsou Izrael a Spojené státy americké, z hlediska moderní židovské historie se však snaží neopomíjet ani další důležitá centra judaismu, jako byla především předválečná Evropa.
Rozsah - přibližně 300 stran. Foto na obálce - Karel Cudlín.

English summary of book of "Rabbis of our Time"
authors: Marek Čejka, Roman Kořan: Rabbis of our Time – Spiritual authorities of Judaism in the political and religious events of our time
Original title (in Czech): Rabíni naší doby – authority judaismu v náboženském a politickém dění 20. století a současnosti
Published by: Barrister & Principal, Brno, The Czech Republic, 2010
304 pages, ISBN 978-80-87474-00-6

In this biographical book, which contains several dozen portraits of contemporary rabbinical authorities, you will find insights into both the contemporary generation of rabbis and earlier generations of rabbis that lived in the 20th century. The book is focused on centers of contemporary Judaism and Jewish thinking – especially the State of Israel (and Palestine before 1948) and the USA. But it also partly covers other important centers of Judaism, such as Europe before World War Two and especially Eastern Europe.
We tried to assess the rabbis in terms of many aspects (their theology, their politics, their position in Israel and in Israeli politics, their approach to Zionism) and we included rabbis who are very “positive“ but also ”controversial“. Our choice of figures to cover is subjective and it is possible that if such a book about rabbis were written by someone else, the choice would be different. When it comes to rabbis it is sometimes very difficult to unequivocally decide on all the criteria that would make a rabbi “important” or to judge all rabbis on the basis of the same criteria. Some rabbis are important because of their knowledge and publications, some are important because of their theological impact on Judaism (e.g. Rabbi Hafetz Haim, Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum), and others are important because of their importance in politics (e.g. Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, Rabbi Michael Melchior). Some are important because of combinations of several different factors (e.g. Rabbi Avraham Kook, Rabbi Shach, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef). Plus, some rabbis are known for their extremism (e.g. Rabbi Kahane) or non-conformism (e.g. Rabbi Froman). There are also those rabbis who build their popularity through the media and especially through the media’s “superficialization“ of some aspects of Judaism, especially Kabbalah (e.g. Rabbi Berg). 

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