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Faith and Freedom: Moses Mendelssohn's Theological-Political Thought

Michah Gottlieb

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195398946
eISBN:
9780199894499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398946.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Philosophy of Religion

Moses Mendelssohn (1729–1786) is often considered the founder of modern Jewish philosophy or even of modern Judaism. For many, Mendelssohn's commitment to enlightened values appeared to be ... More


 Three Jewish Theologians of Christianity

Michael S. Kogan

in Opening the Covenant: A Jewish Theology of Christianity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195112597
eISBN:
9780199872275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112597.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses three Jewish theologians of Christianity: Menachem Ha Me'iri (1249-1315), Moses Mendelssohn (1729-1786), and Elijah Benamozegh (1823-1900). Rabbi Menachem Ben Shlomo Ha Me'iri ... More


The First Wave: Jewish Enlightenment Bibles in Yiddish and German

Abigail Gillman

in A History of German Jewish Bible Translation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226477695
eISBN:
9780226477862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226477862.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Haskalah was a period of intense linguistic transition, and new translations of the Bible—German and Yiddish; Christian and Jewish—played a central role, above all, by rendering scripture in ... More


The Legacy of German Jewry

Hermann Levin Goldschmidt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228263
eISBN:
9780823237142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228263.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

First published in 1957, this book is a rethinking of the German–Jewish experience. The book challenges the elegiac view of Gershom Scholem, showing us the German–Jewish legacy in literature, ... More


A Translator Culture

in Faithful Renderings: Jewish-Christian Difference and the Politics of Translation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226745053
eISBN:
9780226745077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226745077.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines German–Jewish culture through the lens of translation, beginning with Moses Mendelssohn's Bible translation and ending with the translation theory of Walter Benjamin. While ... More


The Breakthrough to Modernity

Hermann Levin Goldschmidt

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/9780823228263.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the historical background of the Jews' entry to modernity. It can be said that modernity has begun for Judaism in 1783. This accomplishment may be attributed to two ... More


Ma shemo? The Name of God in the German Jewish Bible

Abigail Gillman

in A History of German Jewish Bible Translation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226477695
eISBN:
9780226477862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226477862.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Rendering the Tetragrammaton poses the “ultimate challenge” for the Bible translator--and German Jewish translators eagerly took up the gauntlet. Mendelssohn made the radical decision to call the ... More


The Jewish Quest for a German Bible

Hermann Levin Goldschmidt

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/9780823228263.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the German Jewry's quest for the publication of a German Bible. This quest was achieved in 1783 when Moses Mendelssohn completed his German translation of the Hebrew Bible, ... More


Literary Afterlife

in The Radical Enlightenment of Solomon Maimon: Judaism, Heresy, and Philosophy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751360
eISBN:
9780804767682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751360.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

As a writer and philosopher, Solomon Maimon acknowledged that his work was not as graceful as Moses Mendelssohn's mellifluous German prose or as architectonically grandiose as Immanuel Kant's ... More


Irreconcilability

Aaron W. Hughes

in Rethinking Jewish Philosophy: Beyond Particularism and Universalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199356812
eISBN:
9780199358199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356812.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Philosophy of Religion

Provides an analysis of the ambiguous, if not impossible, intersection of the universal and the particular. That which is accessible to all, irrespective of ethnicity or religion, ultimately must ... More


The Radical Enlightenment of Solomon Maimon: Judaism, Heresy, and Philosophy

Abraham P. Socher

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751360
eISBN:
9780804767682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751360.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

With extraordinary chutzpa and deep philosophical seriousness, Solomon ben Joshua of Lithuania renamed himself after his medieval intellectual hero, Moses Maimonides. Solomon Maimon was perhaps the ... More


The End

Hermann Levin Goldschmidt

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/9780823228263.003.0025
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the negative impact of modernity's break with the Middle Ages on Judaism. It suggests that while Judaism has kept pace with the most advanced developments in antiquity and the ... More


A History of German Jewish Bible Translation

Abigail Gillman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226477695
eISBN:
9780226477862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226477862.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Between 1780 and 1937, Jews in Germany produced numerous new translations of the Hebrew Bible into German. Intended for Jews who were trilingual, reading Yiddish, Hebrew, and German, they were meant ... More


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