Modern Jewish Thought
God, You and Me: Ecclesiastes as One of the Earliest Works of Jewish Existentialism
The author of Kohelet wrestled openly and honestly with life's biggest questions.
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.
The Origins of American Jewish Feminism
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, the Jewish Enlightenment
Originating in 18th-century Germany, this movement of "maskilim" sought to integrate Jewish ideas and Jews into Western society.
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.