Nachman Krochmal

Nachman Krochmal

by Jay Harris, Jean Pickering
     
 

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"A well-organized and engaging read."
Religious Studies Review

The first in-depth look at...an important nineteenth century Jewish thinker and historian. Well-written [and] well- researched."
The Jerusalem Post Magazine

"A significant contribution to our understanding of the rise of modern Judaism in its East European

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"A well-organized and engaging read."
Religious Studies Review

The first in-depth look at...an important nineteenth century Jewish thinker and historian. Well-written [and] well- researched."
The Jerusalem Post Magazine

"A significant contribution to our understanding of the rise of modern Judaism in its East European manifestation."
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Harris examines Nachman Krochmal's work, particularly as it aimed to guide Jews through the modern revolution in metaphysical and historical thinking, thus enabling them to commit themselves to Judaism without sacrificing intellectual integrity.

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Harris (Jewish studies, Harvard U.) considers the whole body of work by Jewish thinker and historian Krochmal (1785-1840) as a single statement about the challenges facing Jews in the modern world, and shows how he tried to restore balance to the Jewish confrontation with modern metaphysics and historiography. Paper edition (unseen), $17.50. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814735084
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
08/01/1993
Series:
Modern Jewish Masters Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 8.50(d)

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Jay M. Harris is Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at Harvard University.

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