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Steven T. Katz, American Rabbi: The Life and Thought of Jacob B. Agus. New York: New York University Press, 1997. 244 pp. Steven T. Katz, American Rabbi: The Life and Thought of Jacob B. Agus. New York: New York University Press, 1997. 244 pp. Steven T. Katz (ed.), The Essential Agus: The Writings of Jacob B. Agus. New York: New York University Press, 1997. 573 pp.

Reuven Hammer

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195134681
eISBN:
9780199848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134681.003.0036
Subject:
History, History of Religion

A review of the books, American Rabbi: The Life and Thought of Jacob B. Agus and The Essential Agus: The Writings of Jacob B. Agus by Steven T. Katz, is presented. In these two volumes, Katz presents ... More


A Rebel against the Past, A Revealer of Secrets: Salomon Rubin and the East European Maskilic Spinoza

Daniel B. Schwartz

in The First Modern Jew: Spinoza and the History of an Image

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142913
eISBN:
9781400842261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142913.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter traces the migration of Spinoza's Jewish reception eastward into the Hebrew Enlightenment of Central and Eastern Europe, concentrating on the writings of the Galician-born maskil (or ... More


Wisdom and Law in the Old Testament: The Ordering of Life in Israel and Early Judaism

Joseph Blenkinsopp

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198755036
eISBN:
9780191695131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755036.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This new edition has been considerably expanded to take in work on the legal and didactic material published since the 1980s. It gives more attention to the different literary genres used by Israel's ... More


Envy in Jewish Thought and Literature

Solomon Schimmel

in Envy: Theory and Research

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195327953
eISBN:
9780199301485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327953.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses envy in light of Jewish thought and literature. It begins by focusing on passages from the Hebrew Bible that contain envy, and uses these passages to convey how the early ... More


Human Nature & Jewish Thought: Judaism's Case for Why Persons Matter

Alan L. Mittleman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691176277
eISBN:
9781400865789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176277.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book explores one of the great questions of our time: How can we preserve our sense of what it means to be a person while at the same time accepting what science tells us to be true—namely, that ... More


Introduction

Willi Goetschel and David Suchoff

in The Legacy of German Jewry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228263
eISBN:
9780823237142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228263.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter discusses the coverage of this book, which is about the legacy and history of the German Jewry. This book was first published in 1957, but it seemed then that it was a less ... More


“Heidegger” and the Jews

Michael Fagenblat

in Reading Heidegger's Black Notebooks 1931-1941

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034012
eISBN:
9780262334631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034012.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The first part of this chapter discusses Heidegger’s metapolitical critique of Judaism and world-Jewry. I argue for a placeholder interpretation of this critique. To hold that Judaism is a ... More


Introduction: Disciplining Philosophy and the Invention of Modern Jewish Thought

Willi Goetschel

in The Discipline of Philosophy and the Invention of Modern Jewish Thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823244966
eISBN:
9780823252510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244966.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the history of the development of Jewish philosophy and Jewish thought. It suggests that critical reflections on “Jewish ... More


How Jewish was Leo Strauss?

in Reading Leo Strauss: Politics, Philosophy, Judaism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226764023
eISBN:
9780226763903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226763903.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

The author insists that the political problems faced by Jews are different from those faced by any other people. At the risk of arbitrariness, it is suggested that Jewish political thought is ... More


Why Aren't Jewish Women Circumcised?: Gender and Covenant in Judaism

Shaye Cohen

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520212503
eISBN:
9780520920491
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520212503.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Why aren't Jewish women circumcised? This improbable question, first advanced by anti-Jewish Christian polemicists, is the point of departure for this wide-ranging exploration of gender and ... More


Introduction

Moshe Idel

in Kabbalah in Italy, 1280-1510: A Survey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300126266
eISBN:
9780300155877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300126266.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book surveys the main stages of the development of Kabbalah in Italy, from its inception in the last decades of the thirteenth century until approximately 1510. The main focus of this work is on ... More


The Gift of the Land and the Fate of the Canaanites in Jewish Thought

Katell Berthelot, Joseph E. David, and Marc Hirshman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199959808
eISBN:
9780199366408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959808.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The gift of the land of Israel by God is an essential element in Jewish identity, religiously, and politically. That the gift came at the expense of the local Canaanites has stimulated deep ... More


Introduction

Sergey Dolgopolski

in What Is Talmud?: The Art of Disagreement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229345
eISBN:
9780823236725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229345.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to discuss the meaning of Talmud. Talmud (without the the) is an intellectual project, and it returns that project to “ the” ... More


Jewish Thought in the Wake of Auschwitz: Margarete Susman’s The Book of Job and the Destiny of the Jewish People

Willi Goetschel

in The Discipline of Philosophy and the Invention of Modern Jewish Thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823244966
eISBN:
9780823252510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244966.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines Jewish thought in the context of Margarete Susman's The Book of Job and the Destiny of the Jewish People. It suggests that in this book Susman attempted to advance a ... More


Power, Freedom, and Political Independence in Jewish Thought

Ehud Luz

in Wrestling with an Angel: Power, Morality, and Jewish Identity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092936
eISBN:
9780300129298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092936.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the concept of freedom, power, and political independence in Jewish thought. It explains that the primary meaning of liberty for late-first-century Jews was a political one and ... More


Reading the Zohar: A Sacred Text of Kabbalah

Pinchas Giller

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195118490
eISBN:
9780199848874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118490.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Comprising well over a thousand pages of densely-written Aramaic, the compilation of texts known as the Zohar represents the collective wisdom of various strands of Jewish mysticism, or kabbalah, up ... More


Introduction

Harold Kasimow

in Friends on the Way: Jesuits Encounter Contemporary Judaism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228119
eISBN:
9780823236985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228119.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter discusses the purpose of this book, which is to present the papers delivered at the Third International Colloquium of Jesuits in Jewish–Christian dialogue held in Zug, ... More


Last Steps: Maurice Blanchot's Exilic Writing

Christopher Fynsk

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251025
eISBN:
9780823252817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251025.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book provides close readings of a number of Maurice Blanchot's important post-war writings. It offers the most sustained reading of The Step Not Beyond available, and includes chapters on ... More


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