Rabbi David Hartman's Torah of pluralism
His brand of Judaism was fearless, always evolving, brutally honest, defying all labels and yet profoundly authentic. He was the reason I decided to become a Reform rabbi, and our Reform Jewish world would have been very different without him.
Two thousand years ago, a rabbi recalled the breadth and depth of what his teacher had given him. Yohanan ben Zakkai remembered his teacher Hillel saying: If all the heavens were parchments and all the trees quills and all the seas were ink, it would still be impossible to write down even a part of what I learned from my teacher (Sofrim 16:6).
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