Modern Jewish Philosophies

Moses Mendelssohn

Herald of the Jewish Enlightenment.

Rabbi Soloveitchik

A teacher, writer, and community leader who helped to shape modern Orthodoxy in America.

Emmanuel Levinas

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.

Martin Buber

The creation of a Jewish existentialism--and a Jewish state.

Modern Jewish Philosophy

Jewish thought in modern times has been shaped by radically new political realities.