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This site is dedicated to Jewish Thinking. It talks about the universe of Jewish values from an epistemological perspective: Yiddishkeit as an open and independent system of thinking. In other words: Jewish identity is neither a question of faith, nor one of citizenship or culture. Being Jewish stands for a framework of diversity in thinking which is based on its own values and therefore does not need Western or any other categorical way of thinking to be able to function and to express itself. The need for this project is due to the fact that Judaism, even among many Jews, is increasingly seen as a Western religion and as a subcategory of Western ethics and philosophy.

The texts, where not explicitly noted differently, mark the opinion of the author of this Website and do not claim to be objective as there is, literally said, no objectivity in Judaism. The Hebrew word for "object" is the same as the word for "speech": דבר (Davar). The object is, so to speak, a subject of living speech. It is a moving and eternally processed item, changing its appearance and its meaning according to the way it is discussed. One of the fundamental Jewish teachings obliges Jews to look for and to look into the context of what they see. No isolated perspective! No artificial distinction! No objectivity!

The site wishes to inform and to provoke debates. Any contributions are welcome.

 

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Hidden aspects

When the Torah teaches that voices can be seen we are taught about the importance of  the hidden aspects of life, as expressed in the Hebrew word for world, עולם (Olam), which also means 'disappeared'.

 


Chaim Vogt-Moykopf