SUNY series in Contemporary Jewish Thought

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Portraits

Explores Elie Wiesel’s portraits of the sages of Judaism and elaborates on the Hasidic legacy from his life and his teaching.

Hasidism, Suffering, and Renewal

Reconsiders the legacy of an important Hasidic mystic, leader, and educator who confronted the dilemmas of modernity after World War I and whose writing constitutes a unique testimony to religious experience and its rupture in the Warsaw Ghetto.

Levinas and the Torah

A Levinasian commentary on the Torah.

The Holocaust and the Nonrepresentable

Argues that Holocaust representation has ethical implications fundamentally linked to questions of good and evil.

The Tragedy of Optimism

Complete collection of Schwarzschild’s essays on the neo-Kantian Jewish philosopher Hermann Cohen.

Out of Control

Explores the fundamental confrontations between Spinoza and Levinas in ethics, politics, science, and religion.

Sharing the Burden

Examines a fascinating and important figure in the history of modern Jewish ethics.

Other Others

Looks at literary works from outside the Judeo-Christian tradition to test Levinas's notion of "the Other. "

Philosophy and Kabbalah

Reconciles the conflict between these two seemingly diverse traditions.

The Democratic Ideal and the Shoah

An original and revolutionary interpretation of the Jews’ destiny in modern politics.

The Philosopher as Witness

Responses to Fackenheim’s reflections on the centrality of the Holocaust to philosophy, Jewish thought, and contemporary experience.

The Fence and the Neighbor

Reviews the potentially complementary albeit sharp differences between two important contemporary Jewish philosophers.