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Encyclopedia > Neil Gillman

Neil Gillman is an American rabbi, an adherent of Conservative Judaism, and a philosopher.



Gillman was born in Quebec City, Canada. He graduated from McGill University in 1954. He was ordained as a rabbi at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1960. He received his PhD in philosophy from Columbia University in 1975.

In Conservative Judaism

He is a member of the Conservative movement's rabbinical body, the Rabbinical Assembly, and is a professor of Jewish philosophy at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, in Manhattan, New York City, USA.

Gillman was one of the members of the Conservative movement's commission which produced Emet Ve-Emunah ("Truth and Faith"), the first official statement of beliefs of Conservative Judaism.

Within the New York Jewish community, he is well known as the friend and intellectual sparring partner of fellow Conservative rabbi Joel Roth; the two have given many friendly debates together.


The Way into Encountering God in Judaism, Jewish Lights, 2000

Sacred Fragments: Recovering Theology for the Modern Jew (http://www.learn.jtsa.edu/topics/reading/bookexc/gillman_sacredf/), Jewish Publication Society, 1992

Conservative Judaism: The New Century (http://www.learn.jtsa.edu/topics/reading/bookexc/gillman_conservativej/), Behrman House, 1993

The Death of Death: Resurrection and Immortality in Jewish Thought (http://www.learn.jtsa.edu/topics/reading/bookexc/gillman_death/), Jewish Light, 1997

All links to book excerpts courtesy of The Jewish Theological Seminary of America (http://www.jtsa.edu/)

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Neil Gillman (born 11 September 1933) is an American rabbi, an adherent of Conservative Judaism, and a philosopher.
Gillman, like most Jews outside of Orthodoxy, holds that the text of the Torah that we have today is not the original text that existed in the time of Moses, but rather has been edited together from an array of earlier sources.
Gillman uses the word "myth" in the anthropological sense of this term, and not in the colloquial fashion.
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