A People Apart: Chosenness and Ritual in Jewish by Daniel H. Frank

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See van Buren 1980, pp. 132, 156. 39. However, for the whole theme in rabbinic theology of Abraham's discovery of God that merited his initial election, see Ginzberg 1909-38, vol. 5, p. 210 n. 16. 40. Sanhedrin 44a re Josh. 11. Cf. M. ; Lewin, Otzar ha-Geonim: Yevamot, 1936, nos. 76-88, 474-475; Mordecai: Yevamot, nos. 52; Schreiber 1855, no. 89. 41. Gittin 56b. 42. 14. Cf. Nachmanides' comment on Gen. 13. 43. Y. 4/10a; Lewin, Otzar ha-Geonim: Chagigah, nos. 67-69. 44. See Cohen 1972, pp. , citing a number of medieval Jewish rationalist theologians as precedents for this point.

18. 85. See Berakhot 34b re Deut. 2. Also, see Niddah 61b re Ps. 6 and note of R. Zvi Hirsch Chajes thereon; Y. 5/70d re Deut. 19. Cf. 3. 86. See Nachmanides' comment on Exod. 16. 87. Sifra: Acharei-Mot 86a; Yoma 67b re Lev. 4. 88. See Nachmanides' comments on Exod. 11 and Deut. 20. 89. See above, n. 87; also, Sanhedrin 21 b re Deut. 9 and Deut. 21; Y. 4; Midrash Leqah Tov: Chuqat 119b. In this common rabbinic view of the chuqqim, their very unintelligibility is not just apparent, but real. The very phenomenology of their observance requires the suspension of both natural and historical reason.

See Shabbat 88a. 64. "Die Selbstandigkeit der Ethik beruht auf der Selbstandigkeit ihres Gesetzes" (Cohen 1922, pp. 301-2). "Die Autonomie bedeutet das Prinzip def Deduktion in def Ethik. Die deduktive Autonomie schliesst ebenso aber auch die absolute Spontanitat aus" (Cohen 1922, pp. 581-82). 65. See Cohen 1923, p. 470. 66. See Cohen 1923, pp. 321-25; also, Arendt 1978, vol. 2, pp. 28-29,89. 44 DAVID NOVAK 67. See Chagigah 3b re Exod. 1 and Eccles. 11. 68. , Sifra: Vayiqra 27d re Lev. 21; T. 7 re Deut.

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