Asa Kasher is a professor of Philosophy who wrote the IDF’s new code of ethics (read more about this here).
The Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot asked Prof. Kasher a few questions about his personal thoughts on Judaism and related subjects. For example:
What is Jewish culture, in your opinion?
A person’s culture is a collection of concepts, the ideas and outlooks from which he forms the meaning of life and the practical expressions of this meaning. The Jewish people’s religious tradition includes this collection—deep, varied, and inexhaustible. This is Jewish culture in its traditional format. It is appropriate to add to it the soft, fresh, promising expansion of the Jewish people’s Hebrew tradition, which is mainly the tradition of the Land of Israel. The world is full of alternatives, you can learn something from each of them, but only this is our culture in every sense of the word.