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ISBN-10: 0299182347

ISBN-13: 9780299182342

Edition: 2002

Authors: Franz Rosenzweig, Nahum Norbert Glatzer

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Franz Rosenzweig is one of the greatest contributors to Jewish philosophy in the twentieth century and is, with Martin Buber and Abraham Heschel, one of the Jewish thinkers most widely read by Christians.On Jewish Learningcollects essays, speeches, and letters that express Rosenzweigrsquo;s desire to reconnect the profound truths of Judaism with the lives of ordinary people. An assimilated Jew and scholar of German philosophy, Rosenzweig was on the point of conversion to Christianity when the experience of a Yom Kippur service in 1913 brought him back to Judaism, and he began to study with philosopher Hermann Cohen. Seeking how to be an observant Jew in the modern world, Rosenzweig refused…    
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List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 7/23/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Rosenzweig was born in 1886 to intellectual and assimilated parents. He studied philosophy, history, and classics. While he was at university, many of his friends and relatives converted to Christianity, and he came close to converting, until a visit to an Orthodox synagogue on the eve of Yom Kippur inspired him to "return" to Judaism. His doctoral thesis, Hegel and the State, was published in 1920, and he then began to devote his energies to the construction of a Jewish philosophic system. The result, The Star of Redemption (1921), has become a classic, combining German idealism, existentialism, and Jewish tradition into a complex and enduring system. In 1921 a progressive paralysis set in…    

Franz Kafka -- July 3, 1883 - June 3, 1924 Franz Kafka was born to middle-class Jewish parents in Prague, Czechoslovakia on July 3, 1883. He received a law degree at the University of Prague. After performing an obligatory year of unpaid service as law clerk for the civil and criminal courts, he obtained a position in the workman's compensation division of the Austrian government. Always neurotic, insecure, and filled with a sense of inadequacy, his writing is a search for personal fulfillment and understanding. He wrote very slowly and deliberately, publishing very little in his lifetime. At his death he asked a close friend to burn his remaining manuscripts, but the friend refused the…    

Introduction
Three Epistles
It Is Time: Concerning the Study of Judaism
Towards a Renaissance of Jewish Learning
The Builders: Concerning the Law
Appendices
Upon Opening the Judisches Lehrhaus
More Judaism! Two Letters
Revelation and Law (Martin Buber and Franz Rozenzweig)
The Commandments: Divine or Human?
Notes