Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Words of Wisdom

...Dr. Yerushalmi, [Leon Wieseltier] said, harbored “a deep ambivalence and a certain degree of pessimism about the ability of scholarship to nurture a living culture.”

Mr. Bloom, in his review, wrote that Dr. Yerushalmi worried that in the modern age “Scripture has been replaced by history as the validating arbiter of Jewish ideologies,” and that the replacement “has yielded chaos.”

From the Obituary of Dr. Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi

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