Greenberg, Irving

Greenberg, Irving

(1933–  ) rabbi, educator; born in New York City. A Harvard graduate, he earned a Ph.D. there in 1960. He was the rabbi of the Riverdale Jewish Center (New York) (1965–72). He taught history and Jewish studies at Brandeis University, Yeshiva University, and at the City University of New York (1972–79). In 1979 he became president of CLAL (the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership) in New York.
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(24.) Greenberg, Irving, For the Sake of Heaven and Earth: The New Encounter between Judaism and Christianity (Philadelphia, PA: The Jewish Publication Society, 2004), p.
Greenberg, Irving. For the Sake of Heaven and Earth: The New Encounter between Judaism and Christianity.
Greenberg, Irving. Living in the Image of God: Jewish Teachings to Perfect the World, New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004.
Alfred Kazin was one of those unaffiliated intellectuals who dominated the American literary landscape in the 20th century, toward the end of a line that included Van Wyck Brooks, Randolph Bourne, Edmund Wilson, Harold Rosenberg, Clement Greenberg, Irving Howe, Susan Sontag, and Cynthia Ozick.
Almost all of the writers here excerpted--Philip Rahv, Clement Greenberg, Irving Kristol, Norman Podhoretz, Daniel Bell, Meyer Schapiro, Lionel and Diana Trilling, Irving Howe, Alfred Kazin, and Sidney Hook--shared a similar ethnic background.
The idea was not new, but Howe's statement of it brought back to me that wonderful moment, in the 1950s, when I discovered the attractions of the tonality shared by Sidney Hook, Clement Greenberg, Irving Kristol, Saul Bellow, and a dozen or so others--including Howe himself, who seemed placid by comparison with some of his colleagues but nevertheless looked (from quiet, earnest Canada) like a ferocious defender of the truth, or at least that small part of the truth he glimpsed.