Modern Jewish Thought

Walter Benjamin

His life and work.

Hannah Arendt

A towering intellectual who theorized about the nature of totalitarianism and Nazi evil.

American Jewish Feminism: The Movement Matures

Moving beyond equal access to express women's sensibilities and experiences in Jewish life and organizations.

American Jewish Feminism: Beginnings

Contemporary Jewish feminism has made its impact on all of the major denominations of Jewish life.

Abraham Joshua Heschel: A Prophet’s Prophet

Heschel aimed, through his writing and teaching, to shock modern people out of complacency and into a spiritual dimension

Nachman Krochmal: A Guide for the Perplexed of His Era

Nachman Krochmal pioneered the idea of historical-critical study of Judaism in the Austro-Hungarian province of Galicia

Haskalah in Russia and Galicia

The development and expansion of the Jewish Enlightenment.

Haskalah

Be a Jew at home and a man on the street.

Franz Rosenzweig and the Founding of the Lehrhaus

A review of the life, thought, and work of this influential 20th-century existentialist thinker and Jewish educator.

Wissenschaft des Judenthums

The new academic study of Judaism examined Jewish religion from the scholarly perspectives of theology, literature, and history.