Like his biblical namesake, David Hartman was a man of enormous and irresistible passions — for Israel, for the Jewish people for human dignity and for modernity.
The following is an excerpt from David Hartman’s book, ‘I Am Jewish: Personal Reflections Inspired by the Last Words of Daniel Pearl’
David Hartman, a giant of our times, presented challenges to all Jews. He warned Orthodoxy to broaden. He also demanded that liberal Judaism deepen.
Rabbi David Hartman, a Jewish philosopher who founded the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, has died.