The Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry

The Meaning of Jewish Existence: Theological Essays, 1930-1939

Cover of 'The Meaning of Jewish Existence,' with cover image of a synagogue facade

Alexander Altmann

“This collection of deeply passionate and poignant, learned, and eloquent essays by a young Orthodox rabbi facing the growing Nazi horror is important for historians, philosophers, and theologians.” —Isadore Twersky

About the Author

Alexander Altmann served at Brandeis as the Philip W. Lown Professor of Jewish Philosophy and History of Ideas beginning in 1959 and until his promotion to Professor Emeritus and subsequent retirement in 1976.