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Eliezer Berkovits

Berkovits, Eliezer (ĕlˌēāˈzər brˈkōvĭts) [key], 1908–92, rabbi, theologian, and educator, b. Romania. He served in the rabbinate in Berlin (1934–39), in Leeds, England (1940–46), in Sydney, Australia (1946–50), and in Boston (1950–58). In 1958 he became chairman of the department of Jewish philosophy of the Hebrew Theological College in Chicago. His writings deal with the contrasting claims of religious tradition and secular nationalism.

See his God, Man, and History (1959); A Jewish Critique of the Philosophy of Martin Buber (1962); Faith After the Holocaust (1973).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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