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The Brandeis Library of Modern Jewish Thought

Eugene R. Sheppard and Samuel Moyn, Editors

This library aims to redefine the canon of modern Jewish thought by publishing primary source readings from individual Jewish thinkers or groups of thinkers in reliable English translations.  Designed for courses in modern Jewish philosophy, thought, and intellectual history, each volume features a general introduction and annotations to each source with the instructor and student in mind. Listen to an interview with editors Eugene R. Sheppard and Samuel Moyn on the podcast Jewish History Matters. 


Spinoza's Challenge to Jewish Thought: Writings on His Life, Philosophy, and Legacy

Daniel B. Schwartz, editor

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Modern French Jewish Thought

Modern French Jewish Thought: Writings on Religion and Politics

Sarah Hammerschlag, editor

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Jewish Legal Theories

Jewish Legal Theories: Writings on State, Religion, and Morality

Leora Batnitsky and Yonatan Brafman, editors

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Sabbatian Heresy

Sabbatian Heresy: Writings on Mysticism, Messianism, and the Origins of Jewish Modernity

Pawel Maciejko, editor

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Moses Mendelssohn

Moses Mendelssohn: Writings on Judaism, Christianity, and the Bible

Michah Gottlieb, editor

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Jews and Race

Jews and Race: Writings on Identity and Difference, 1880-1940

Mitchell B. Hart, editor

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Jews and Diaspora Nationalism

Jews and Diaspora Nationalism: Writings on Jewish Peoplehood in Europe and the United States

Simon Rabinovitch, editor

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Modern Middle Eastern Jewish Thought: Writing on Identity, Politics, and Culture 1893-1958

Moshe Behar and Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, editors.

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In the Works

Hermann Cohen: Writing on Judaism and Neo-Kantian Philosophy

Samuel Moyn and Robert S. Schine, editors

Solomon Maimon

Abraham P. Socher, editor