Browse by Subject
Current Leaflets
and Catalogs
and Pre-Press
sign up for special offers in your fields of interest  •  sign in to see what suggestions ISD has for you or to create a wishlist
70 Enterprise Drive, Suite 2
Bristol, CT 06010
+1 860 584-6546
quick search
advanced search
my account
email address
Who am I? And what's my password?
Sign in
or Create an Account
my shopping cart
is currently empty
view cart / check out
270 pages
Hebrew Union College Press
Paperback (October 2022)
ISBN-13 9780878201983
ISBN-10 087820198X
In stock
add to wish list
PDF eBook (December 2022)
ISBN-13 9780878202287
ISBN-10 0878202285
In stock
add to wish list
Jewish Studies
Religious Studies
These Truths We Hold
Judaism in an Age of Truthiness
by Joshua Garroway and Wendy Zierler
Our nation's founding document, the Declaration of Independence, confidently declares, "These truths we hold to be self-evident" And yet, America today seems mired in a truth crisis. Postmodern relativism has cast doubt on the Enlightenment notion of shared, self-evident truths held by all; technologies have made the swift proliferation of untruths commonplace; political sensibilities have become so partisan as to tolerate public personalities who brazenly lie. Many Americans, Jews among them, are understandably concerned for the future of truth as we once knew it.

With this book, These Truths We Hold: Judaism in an Age of Truthiness, the editors and HUC-JIR have demonstrated a commitment to full engagement in the contemporary moment as well as to our Jewish heritage as a repository of complex and deep truths. We have assembled an impressive list of contributors who address the subject of truth in Jewish tradition and in contemporary Jewish life from several important perspectives: biblical, talmudic, liturgical, scientific, philosophical, satirical, pluralistic, and poetic. The articles are meant to shore up faith and to serve as a bank of resources to orient readers to Judaism's rich, multi-faceted and morally edifying teachings about truth.
Add to wishlist
You currently have wishlists
Please click on the name of the wishlist you want to add the item to.
Add to Cart
  If you have received a leaflet or are ordering from a conference handlist and want to take advantage of a special
  reduced price, please enter the relevant promotional code.
  ISBN Title Price   Promotional Code  

Wishlist item added
The item has been successfully added to your selected wishlist.
Home • Top of Page • Contact • About ISD • Browse by Subject • Publishers • Typesetting & Pre-Press • Sitemap • Privacy Statement • Terms & Conditions © ISD 2012