Publications for Moshe Sokol

Lander College For Men
Graduate School of Jewish Studies
  • Sokol, M. Z. (2013).┬áJudaism examined: Essays in Jewish philosophy and ethics. New York, NY: Touro College Press.

  • Sokol, M. Z. (2010). Transcending time: Elements of romanticism in the thought of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik. Modern Judaism, 30(3), 233-246. doi:10.1093/mj/kjq020

  • Sokol, M. Z. (2009). Maimonides on joy. In I. Dobbs-Weinstein, L.E.Goodman, & J.A.Grady (Eds.) Maimonides and his heritage. New York, NY: SUNY Press.

  • Sokol, M. Z. (2004). Joseph B. Soloveitchik. In L. Jones (Ed.), Encyclopedia of religion (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Macmillan Reference Library.

  • Sokol, M. Z. (2002). Tolerance, dissent, and democracy. Lanham, MD: Jason Aronson.

  • Sokol, M. Z. (2002). What are the ethical implications of Jewish theological conceptions of the natural world? In H. Tirosh-Samuelson (Ed.), Religions of the World and Ecology: Vol. 8. Judaism and ecology: Created world and revealed world (pp. 261-275). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

  • Sokol, M. Z. (1999, July). Is there a Halakhic response to the problem of evil? The Harvard Theological Review, 92(3), 311-323. This material can be found here.

  • Sokol, M. Z. (1998, January). Maimonides on freedom of the will and moral responsibility.The Harvard Theological Review, 91(1), 25-39. This material can be found here.

  • Sokol, M. Z. (1997). Engaging modernity: Rabbinic leaders and the challenge of the twentieth century. Orthodox Forum Series. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson.

  • Sokol, M. Z. (1996). Master or slave? Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik on human autonomy in the presence of God. In A. Sagi (Ed.) Faith in changing times: on the teaching of Rav J.B.Soloveitchik (Hebrew) (p.418). Jerusalem:WZO.

  • Sokol, M. Z. (1994). Ger ve-Toshav Anokhi: modernity and traditionalism: In the life and thought of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Tradition 29:1. This material can be found here.

  • Sokol, M. Z. (1994). What does a Jewish text mean? Theories of E'lu ve-Elu Divrei Elohim Hayyim. Rabbinic Literature, Tel-Aviv, Israel: Bar Ilan University Press., 34(1), 23-35.

  • Sokol, M. Z. (1993, February). How do modern Jewish thinkers interpret religious texts? Modern Judaism, 13(1), 25-48. This material can be found here.

  • Sokol, M. Z. (1993). Mitzvah as metaphor: towards a philosophical theory of Ta'amei Ha-Mitzvot. In D. Frank (Ed.), A People Apart: Chosenness and ritual in Jewish philosophical thought. New York, NY: State University of New York Press. This material can be found here.

  • Sokol, M. Z. (1992). Attitudes towards pleasure in Jewish thought: a typological proposal. In J.J. Schacter (Ed.) Reverence, Righteousness and Rahmanut. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson.

  • Sokol, M. Z. (1992). David Hartman. In S.T. Katz (Ed.) Interpreters of Judaism in the late twentieth century. Washington, D.C.: B'nai B'rith Book Service, pp. 91-112.

  • Sokol, M. Z. (1992). Jewish Ethics. In Encyclopedia of Ethics. Garland Publishing Company. 1, 647-653.

  • Sokol, M. Z. (Ed.). (1992). Rabbinic authority and personal autonomy. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson Inc.

  • Sokol, M. Z. (1990). The allocation of scarce medical resources: A philosophical analysis of the halakhic sources. AJS Review, XV:1, 63-83.

  • Sokol, M. Z. (1988). Some tensions in the Jewish attitude towards the taking of human life: A philosophical analysis of justified homicide in Jewish legal and Aggadic literature. The Jewish Law Annual, VII, 97-112. This material can be found here.

  • Sokol, M. Z. (1986). The autonomy of reason, revealed morality and Jewish law. Religious Studies, 22(3-4), 423-437.