Author Archives: Alan Jotkowitz

Alan Jotkowitz is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Jakobovits Center for Jewish medical Ethics at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and a senior physician at Soroka University Medical Center. The views expressed are his alone.

On the Authorship of the Torah

by Dr. Alan Jotkowitz Benjamin Sommer, Revelation and Authority: Sinai in Jewish Scripture and Tradition, Yale University Press, 2015 The tenets of biblical criticism challenge traditional Jewish beliefs on a number of levels. Central to the documentary hypothesis is the contention that the Torah is composed of a patchwork of ancient texts written by human authors. The critics date the ...

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