"The Spirit of Jewish Conservatism"—Day Two

Featuring today: Hillel Halkin, Daniel Johnson, David Wolpe, Naomi Riley, Jon D. Levenson, Eric Yoffie, and Shalom Carmy.

David brings the ark into Jerusalem, from the 13th century Morgan Bible. Wikimedia.

David brings the ark into Jerusalem, from the 13th century Morgan Bible. Wikimedia.

Editors’ Note: Our April essay, “The Spirit of Jewish Conservatism,” by Eric Cohen, elicited such strong reactions, both in our pages and elsewhere, that we decided to continue the debate in the form of a symposium. Over the course of this week, we’re presenting brief reflections on Cohen’s thesis by 37 leading Jewish and non-Jewish thinkers. In today’s group are Hillel Halkin, Daniel Johnson, David Wolpe, Naomi Riley, Jon D. Levenson, Eric Yoffie, and Shalom Carmy.

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