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Freedom and LawA Jewish-Christian Apologetics

Freedom and Law: A Jewish-Christian Apologetics

Randi Rashkover

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234523
eISBN:
9780823240883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234523.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book offers a provocative new view of the relationship between human desire, the production of knowledge, and conceptions of power by developing a non-polemical account of divine law. Where ... More

Giving Beyond the GiftApophasis and Overcoming Theomania

Giving Beyond the Gift: Apophasis and Overcoming Theomania

Elliot R. Wolfson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255702
eISBN:
9780823260911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255702.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The book explores the codependency of monotheism and idolatry by examining the thought of several prominent twentieth-century Jewish philosophers—Hermann Cohen, Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig, and ... More

Heschel, Hasidism, and Halakha

Heschel, Hasidism, and Halakha

Samuel Dresner

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823221158
eISBN:
9780823236749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823221158.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Born in Warsaw, Abraham Heschel earned a doctorate in philosophy at the University of Berlin, and taught in Berlin and Frankfurt. After being deported by the Nazis to Poland in 1938, ... More

The Legacy of German Jewry

The Legacy of German Jewry

Hermann Levin Goldschmidt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228263
eISBN:
9780823237142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228263.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

First published in 1957, this book is a rethinking of the German–Jewish experience. The book challenges the elegiac view of Gershom Scholem, showing us the German–Jewish legacy in literature, ... More

Modernist Form and the Myth of Jewification

Modernist Form and the Myth of Jewification

Neil Levi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255061
eISBN:
9780823260867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255061.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

From the mid-nineteenth century until the end of the Second World War, if not beyond, certain works of European modernist art, literature, and music that were neither by nor about Jews have ... More

Mornings at the Stanton Street ShulA Summer on the Lower East Side

Mornings at the Stanton Street Shul: A Summer on the Lower East Side

Jonathan Boyarin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823239009
eISBN:
9780823239047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239009.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Stanton Street Shul is one of the last remaining Jewish congregations on New York's historic Lower East Side. This narrow building wedged into a lot designed for an old-law tenement is full of ... More

Orientalism and the Figure of the Jew

Orientalism and the Figure of the Jew

Jeffrey S. Librett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262915
eISBN:
9780823266401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262915.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Orientalism and the Figure of the Jew proposes a new way of understanding modern Orientalism. Retracing the path of modern Orientalist thought in German across crucial writings from the eighteenth to ... More

The Other Jewish QuestionIdentifying the Jew and Making Sense of Modernity

The Other Jewish Question: Identifying the Jew and Making Sense of Modernity

Jay Geller

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233618
eISBN:
9780823241781
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233618.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This work rummages among the responses to the unresolved question of whether and how Judentum (Judaism, Jewry, Jewishness) could be integrated into Germanophone societies between the Enlightenment ... More

A Plausible GodSecular Reflections on Liberal Jewish Theology

A Plausible God: Secular Reflections on Liberal Jewish Theology

Mitchell Silver

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226818
eISBN:
9780823236565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226818.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Since at least the seventeenth century, the traditional God of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam has been under pressure to conform to the scientific worldview. Across the monotheistic ... More

To Make the Hands ImpureArt, Ethical Adventure, the Difficult and the Holy

To Make the Hands Impure: Art, Ethical Adventure, the Difficult and the Holy

Adam Zachary Newton

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263516
eISBN:
9780823266470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263516.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

To Make the Hands Impure explores the act of reading as an embodied practice where ethics becomes a matter of tact—in the doubled sense of touch and regard. With the image of a book lying in the ... More

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