A Traditional Quest: Essays in Honor of Louis Jacobs (JSOT by Daniel C. Cohn-Sherbok

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Apophatic claims deny efforts at both historical understanding and moral evaluation and, on these compelling grounds, are unacceptable. In truth, rhetoric aside, no one really holds to the non-predicative form of the term 'uniqueness', because this sense of the term is actually meaningless. To summarize a highly complex philosophical argument, one could not even make sense to oneself regarding the concept of uniqueness or the reality of the Holocaust if one actually employed the concepts 'unique' and 'uniqueness' in accordance with the rule 'For any predicate Y, X is not Y'.

Kren and Rappaport, The Holocaust and the Crisis of Human Behavior, p. 15. 1 That is, on their criterion the Sho'ah is not, except as an article of faith and in conradistinction to their own definition, an 'historical crisis'. As an empirical matter the world appears little changed morally or otherwise by Auschwitz. As Elie Wiesel has complained: 'Nothing has been learned: Auschwitz has not served as a warning. For details consult your daily newspaper',2 viz. 3 Reflecting upon this abyssmal aggregate historical evidence ought we not to conclude that the notion of 'historical crisis' is just a wellintentioned 'wish', a pious hope that the Sho'ah, given its monumental depravity, does mean something after all.

13. 2. Kren and Rappaport, The Holocaust and the Crisis of Human Behavior, p. 15. 1 That is, on their criterion the Sho'ah is not, except as an article of faith and in conradistinction to their own definition, an 'historical crisis'. As an empirical matter the world appears little changed morally or otherwise by Auschwitz. As Elie Wiesel has complained: 'Nothing has been learned: Auschwitz has not served as a warning. For details consult your daily newspaper',2 viz. 3 Reflecting upon this abyssmal aggregate historical evidence ought we not to conclude that the notion of 'historical crisis' is just a wellintentioned 'wish', a pious hope that the Sho'ah, given its monumental depravity, does mean something after all.

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