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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


Leo Lowenthal and the Jewish Renaissance

Martin Jay

in Jews and the Ends of Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282005
eISBN:
9780823284795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282005.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter traces Leo Lowenthal's early intellectual life through a series of passionate engagements with traditional and modernist Jewish thought that continued to find expression in his work at ... 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


“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

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


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


Jewish Thought as a Factor in Civilization

Leon Roth

in Is There a Jewish Philosophy?: Rethinking Fundamentals

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774556
eISBN:
9781800340824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774556.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents Jewish thought as a coherent system of ideas; but it remains mindful of the fact that the truer the ideas, the more they may be expected to have appeared elsewhere. Nor does ... More


The Crisis of Contemporary Jewish Thought

Jonathan Sacks

in One People?: Tradition, Modernity and Jewish Unity

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774006
eISBN:
9781800340831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774006.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the crisis of contemporary Jewish thought. The problem that threatens to render all contemporary Jewish thought systematically divisive is not the absence, but paradoxically ... More


The Organization of Welfare

Tirtsah Levie Bernfeld

in Poverty and Welfare Among the Portuguese Jews in Early Modern Amsterdam

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113577
eISBN:
9781800340435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113577.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the organization of poor relief along both centrally controlled and private lines and identifies what cultural patterns were reflected in the structure of Portuguese welfare ... 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


Jewish Theology and World Religions

Alon Goshen-Gottstein and Eugene Korn (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764098
eISBN:
9781800340190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764098.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Two of the most pervasive aspects of modern Jewish life are interaction with people of other faiths and exposure to their beliefs to a degree unknown in the past. Jewish thinking regarding other ... More


Rethinking Christianity: Rabbinic Positions and Possibilities

Eugene Korn

in Jewish Theology and World Religions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764098
eISBN:
9781800340190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764098.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter identifies four distinct stages in the evolution of Jewish religious thinking about Christianity under different historical circumstances. In the first and second centuries, Jewish ... More


Modernism and Interpretation

Louis Jacobs

in Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774587
eISBN:
9781800340305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774587.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter connects theological approach to the historical critical one by considering three significant Jewish themes: the purpose of creation, “enjoyment of life”, and the doctrine of imitatio ... More


Reinventing Maimonides in Contemporary Jewish Thought

James A. Diamond and Menachem Kellner

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764951
eISBN:
9781800343344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764951.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Every work on Jewish thought and law since the twelfth century bears the imprint of Maimonides. A. N. Whitehead's famous dictum that the entire European philosophical tradition ‘consists of a series ... More


Conclusion

Byron L. Sherwin

in Mystical Theology and Social Dissent: The Life and Works of Judah Loew of Prague

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100516
eISBN:
9781800340886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100516.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This concluding chapter describes how previous studies of Judah Loew ignored his theology. Moreover, previous studies have attempted to portray him as he was not, i.e., as a proto-modern. Thus, a ... 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


The politics of hope

Richard Bolchover

in British Jewry and the Holocaust: With a New Introduction: With a New Introduction

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774808
eISBN:
9781800340022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774808.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the ‘politics of hope’, which deals with religious and liberal perspectives which reinforced optimistic, even expansive, views of present and future. More broadly, the chapter ... 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


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