Rabbi David Hartman, Israel's Avant-garde Thinker

How is it that the man who articulated a groundbreaking 'Jewishness' was less recognized in Israel, where he lived for more than half his life, than abroad?

The passing away of Rabbi Professor David Hartman on Sunday was mentioned by most Israeli news organizations. Yet it is hard to escape the feeling that the man who was considered one of the greatest Jewish thinkers and educators of the last generation, and who lived and worked in Israel for more than four decades, did not leave as noticeable an impression on Israeli public discourse as could have been...