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Jewish Thought & Philosophy

Zadoff Gershom Scholem


Gershom Scholem
From Berlin to Jerusalem and Back


Noam Zadoff


A new intellectual portrait of a prominent twentieth-century philosopher.


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Toward Nationalism's End


Toward Nationalism's End
An Intellectual Biography of Hans Kohn


Adi Gordon


The life and intellectual evolution of Hans Kohn, a pioneer of nationalism studies.


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Jewish Philosophical Politics

Jewish Philosophical Politics in Germany, 1789–1848

Sven-Erik Rose

A provocative look at how Jewish intellectuals thought about Jewish religion and existence within a German philosophical tradition.

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Faith of Fallen Jews

The Faith of Fallen Jews
Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi and the Writing of Jewish History

David N. Myers, ed.; Alexander Kaye, ed.

Brings together key writings by one of the most distinguished and renowned Jewish historians of our time.

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Berel Lang

Philosophical Witnessing
The Holocaust as Presence

Berel Lang

Fascinating philosophical inquiry into post-Holocaust representations of the Holocaust in political theory, ethics, and aesthetics, and an assessment of the limitations and promise of philosophical ‘witnessing’ in relation to those issues.

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Between Arab & Jew The Lost Voice of Simon Rawidowicz

David N. Myers

An exploration of the fascinating Jewish thinker Simon Rawidowicz and his provocative views on Arab refugees and the fate of Israel.

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memoirs: hans jonas

Memoirs: Hans Jonas

Christian Wiese, ed.; Krishna Winston, translator

Because Jonas’s life spanned the entire twentieth century, this memoir provides nuanced pictures of German Jewry during the Weimar Republic, of German Zionism, of the Jewish emigrants in Palestine during the 1930s and 1940s, and of German Jewish émigré intellectuals in New York. In addition, Jonas outlines the development of his work, beginning with his studies under Husserl and Heidegger and extending through his later metaphysical speculations about “God after Auschwitz.”

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the life and thought of hans jonas

The Life and Thought of Hans Jonas: Jewish Dimensions

Christian Wiese

An analysis of the Jewish background of an eminent philosopher.

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leo strauss and the politics of exile

Leo Strauss and the Politics of Exile: The Making of a Political Philosopher

Eugene Sheppard

"With a graceful weave of biography, historical context, and philosophical analysis, Eugene Sheppard presents an intellectual portrait of Leo Strauss that boldly challenges the clichés that becloud his legacy."
— Paul Mendes-Flohr, University of Chicago

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jewish history and jewish memory

Jewish History and Jewish Memory: Essays in Honor of Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi

Elisheva Carlebach, John M. Efron and David M. Myers, eds.

"This refreshing panorama of the diverse vistas of Jewish history and thought offers students and scholars of Jewish studies valuable new material and fresh insights across a time span from medieval to modern times."
— Shmuel Feiner, Bar Ilan University

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state of israel, diaspora and jewish continuity

State of Israel, Diaspora, and Jewish Continuity: Essays on the “Ever-Dying People”

Simon Rawidowicz

"Rich in content, a pleasure to read, an encounter with the first-rate mind of a major historian of Jewish intellectual history reflecting on issues that engaged him passionately."
— Arnold Eisen, Stanford University

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from text to context

From Text to Context: The Turn to History in Modern Judaism

Ismar Schorsch

Essays examining the emergence of Jewish scholarship during the period 1818-1919, concentrating on the Wissenschaft des Judentums movement.

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confronting the nation

Confronting the Nation: Jewish and Western Nationalism

George L. Mosse

"This collection showcases Mosse’s extraordinary talents as a European intellectual and cultural historian."
— Richard Breitman, American University

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the meaning of jewish existence

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

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

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the philosophy of franz rosenzweig

The Philosophy of Franz Rosenzweig

Paul Mendes-Flohr

Eleven essays on the life and thought of Jewish philosopher and theologian Franz Rosenzweig.

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the jewish response to german culture

The Jewish Response to German Culture: From Enlightenment to the Second World War

Jehuda Reinharz and Walter Schatzberg, eds.

"A valuable contribution to the continuing flow of studies of German Jews and their relations with the rest of German society in the last two centuries."
— American Historical Review

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