The Philosopher as Witness: Fackenheim and Responses to the Holocaust

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Part 1 Reflections

1 In Memory of Leo Baeck and Other Jewish Thinkers in "Dark Times": Once More, "After Auschwitz, Jerusalem" Emil L. Fackenheim Fackenheim, Emil L. 3

2 Hegel and "The Jewish Problem" Emil L. Fackenheim Fackenheim, Emil L. 15

Part 2 Critique

3 Hegel's Ghost: "Witness" and "Testimony" in the Post-Holocaust Philosophy of Emil Fackenheim Susan E. Shapiro Shapiro, Susan E. 29

4 Fackenheim on Passover after the Holocaust Warren Zev Harvey Harvey, Warren Zev 39

5 Of Systems and the Systematic Labor of Thought: Fackenheim as Philosopher of His Time Benjamin Pollock Pollock, Benjamin 49

6 Fackenheim and Levinas: Living and Thinking after Auschwitz Michael L. Morgan Morgan, Michael L. 61

7 The Holocaust and the Foundations of Future Philosophy: Fackenheim and Strauss Solomon Goldberg Goldberg, Solomon 75

8 Fackenheim and Strauss Catherine H. Zuckert Zuckert, Catherine H. 87

Part 3 Response

9 Emil Fackenheim: Theodicy, and the Tikkun of Protest David R. Blumenthal Blumenthal, David R. 105

10 The Holocaust Is a Christian Issue: Christology Revisited Richard A. Cohen Cohen, Richard A. 117

11 The Holocaust-Tragedy for the Jewish People, Credibility Crisis for Christendom Franklin H. Littell Littell, Franklin H. 133

12 Man or Muselmann?: Fackenheim's Elaboration on Levi's Question David Patterson Patterson, David 147

13 Emil Fackenheim, Irving Howe, and the Fate of Secular Jewishness Edward Alexander Alexander, Edward 163

14 She'erith Hapleitah: Reflections of a Historian Zeev Mankowitz Mankowitz, Zeev 173

15 Willful Murder in the Lublin District of Poland David Silberklang Silberklang, David 185

16Metahistory, Redemption, and the Shofar of Emil Fackenheim Gershon Greenberg Greenberg, Gershon 207

List of Contributors 225

Index 227

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