A teacher, writer, and community leader who helped to shape modern Orthodoxy in America.
A 20th-century philosopher whose Jewish sensibility influenced his encounter with Western thought and ethics.
Rabbi Louis Jacobs
Scholar and leader known for his prolific writing and intellectual integrity.
The Influence of Non-Jewish Thinking on Jewish Thought
Jewish thinkers have both embraced and directly reacted to foreign ideas and philosophies.
Medieval Jewish Philosophy: Reason in a Religious Age
The philosophers of the Middle Ages believed they were unearthing existing wisdom, not creating new ideas.
Jewish Thought and Philosophy 101
Jewish thought is not a single continuous tradition, but rather a varied mix of works, which reflect the specific ideological and historical positions of those who wrote them.