The starkly innovative spiritual and educational approach of Rabbi Shimon Gershon Rosenberg (known as Rabbi Shagar) has shaped a generation of Israelis who yearn to encounter the Divine in a world progressively at odds with religious experience, nurturing religious faith within a cultural climate of corrosive skepticism. Possessing the rare ability to stare into the abyss of doubt with an unflinching gaze, Rabbi Shagar offers profound and often acutely personal insights that marry existentialist philosophy and Hasidism, Talmud and postmodernism.
Faith Shattered and Restored is the first authoritative attempt to introduce the English-speaking public to one of Israel’s most creative and influential thinkers. These seminal essays set out a new path for preserving and cultivating Jewish spirituality in the twenty-first century and beyond.
Edited by Rabbi Dr. Zohar Maor, Translated by Elie Leshem. With a preface by Aryeh Rubin and an afterword by Rabbi Shalom Carmy. Faith Shattered and Restored is the part of the Maggid Modern Classics series. This series publishes works by the premier thinkers of the Modern Orthodox/Religious Zionist community. The works of these great figures can provide the community spiritual and intellectual sustenance, guidance and self-confidence, providing an invaluable resource for thinking religious Jews of all stripes and, indeed, for anyone concerned with the role of religion in the modern world.