Volume 4, Number 2 (March 2006): Rational Rabbis

Guest Editor
Dov Nelkin

Managing Editor
Daniel Weiss, University of Virginia

General Editors
Steven Kepnes, Colgate University
Shaul Magid, Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Associate Editor
Martin Kavka, Florida State University

Founding Editor
Peter Ochs, University of Virginia


Introduction
Peter Ochs, University of Virginia


Primary Essays

Rational Rabbis: Its Project and Argument
Menachem Fisch, Tel Aviv University

Berakhot 19b: The Bavli’s Paradigm of Confrontational Discourse
Menachem Fisch, Tel Aviv University


Responses 

A Response to Menachem Fisch’s “Berakhot 19b: The Bavli’s Paradigm of Confrontational Discourse”
Aryeh Cohen, University of Judaism

Rupture as Tikun or Anti-Traitionalism as Halakhic Salvation: A Response to Menachem Fisch’s “Berakhot 19b: The Bavli’s Paradigm of Confrontational Discourse”
Shaul Magid, University of Indiana

Reasonable Rabbis?!: Practice and Situatedness in Menachem Fisch’s Rational Rabbis
Jacob Meskin, Hebrew College


Afterword

Criticism, Interpretation, and Canon: A Reply of Sorts
Menachem Fisch, Tel Aviv University