Theological and Halakhic Reflections on the Holocaust
(Posted to this site on 12/7/2000)
Edited by Bernhard H. Rosenberg
Co-edited by Fred Heuman
For a generation after the Holocaust relatively little work of a theological nature appeared—the shock seems to have been too great—and the task of rebuilding shattered communities diverted energies that might have been devoted to it. Moreover, many of those who had been dis satisfied with the religious condition of European Jewry were content to see the events they had witnessed as God’s judgment on his erring people.
This collection of articles represents in great measure the theological response of centrist Orthodoxy a generation after, and represents a rejection of the “God’s judgment theory.” It contains a wealth of material, some of them classic pieces long unavailable and many written for this volume by distinguished Orthodox thinkers.