Mendelssohn and Modernity

By Abraham Socher

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), February 2007

The author explores Moses Mendelssohn's thoughts and rhetoric on religious and cultural autonomy in light of the European Enlightenment. He concludes that Mendelssohn's ideas still resonate for us, the Jewish children of the Enlightenment, but the question of how to fulfill them remains as difficult for us as it was for him.

Topic: History, Community Relations, Judaic Studies, Modernity, Jewish Studies

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 37/638

Page Number(s): 12-13

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Europe , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Socher, Abraham. Mendelssohn and Modernity. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). February 2007: 12-13.


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