Author Archives: Shalom Carmy

Rabbi Shalom Carmy teaches Jewish Studies and Philosophy at Yeshiva University. He writes the "Litvak at Large" feature for First Things. For many years, he was Editor of Tradition.

Why Newman Matters to Religious Jews

by R. Shalom Carmy Being an Anglican clergyman, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, was a respectable position, sometimes a highly prominent one, but the Anglican Church was not known for its great piety or moral fervor.  We still find amusement in the way Fielding in Tom Jones (1749) and Trollope, in his Barsetshire series a hundred years ...

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