Much Jewish practice finds its justification in appeals to precedent and tradition (masorah in Hebrew), even though it is not at all evident why one should do things simply because they were done by one’s ancestors. Making use of the tools of philosophical logic and the ideas of the modern philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, Alex Ozar constructs a defense of tradition, and then explores some of the implications of his own argument:
A Philosophical Basis for Following Religious Tradition?
Zionism Isn’t Just about Ensuring Jewish Survival. It’s Also about Jewish Flourishing
Answering the question “Why am I Zionist?” Douglas Feith writes:
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