Religion: The Jew & Sod

Man confronts the divine with two basic questions: "What can I know about God?" and "How can I know about God?" Like Job, Judaism long ago laid its hand upon its mouth as far as the first question is concerned, and the second has often been buried beneath the weighty Torah interpretations. But in this century, within a few years of each other, three passionate men have sprung up among the Jews to illuminate the question: "How can I know . . ."

The first was the late Franz Rosenzweig (TIME, April 5, 1954). The...

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