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The question of the value of outside cultures and how they relate to Judaism is ancient. There are many passages in the Talmud that describe the beauty and wonders of Greek culture (which is a stand-in for secular culture in general), and many other that deride and criticize it. As the Talmud enigmatically states in Menachot 99b, 'Find an hour that is ...


Another good reference, although scarce today, would be Abraham Baer's בעל תפלה oder Der Praktische Vorbeter.


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