Sunday, May 14, 2017

Review of Weiss, Pious Irreverence

Dov Weiss. Pious Irreverence: Confronting God in Rabbinic Judaism. Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. xii + 291 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4835-7.

Reviewed by Joseph Tabory (Bar-Ilan University)
Published on H-Judaic (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow
In what sense is confrontation with God "protest" in the Hebrew Bible and the Rabbinic literature? And to what degree does this protest "humanize" God? Tabory's review is positive.