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cern with doing justice to every exception, frequently over­
whelms his re ad e r with prodigious erud ition and an irrep res­
sible need to qualify every statement with examples to the con­
trary. Perhaps this quality o f Baron ’s only indicates tha t Jewish
history can no longer aspire to supp lan t Jewish philosophy or
theology. But it can o ffer a perspective — a perspective on being
Jewish and on the hum an condition — found in no o the r dis­
cipline. In today’s intellectual chaos, tha t is quite enough in it­