God Was Not in the Fire

not in fire2Scribner Trade Hardcover
October 1995

We all wrestle. All human beings in all ages and of all generations struggle with similar questions: What deserves our love, and what should we hate?

What should we pursue in the relatively few years we are alive, and what should we shun? What is ultimately valuable, and how do we seek it? What is ultimately devoid of value, and how can we avoid it?

How do we need to live, to feel or to dream if we are to make our lives worth something? Jews add another question to the list:

Does Judaism have anything relevant to say about these issues anymore?

Acclaim for God Was Not in the Fire

Daniel Gordis is a major new voice on the American Jewish scene, and readers will find themselves edified, uplifted, and moved by this wonderful work.

David Wolpe, author of The Healer of Shattered Hearts: A Jewish View of God

God Was Not in the Fire is a unique blend of intellect, erudition, and passion. This book is sure to become one of the most important guides for contemporary Jews who are seeking a spiritually satisfying and emotionally as well as intellectually demanding way of life.

Professor David Ellenson, President, Hebrew Union College