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Mendes-Flohr, Paul R.

Works: 113 works in 411 publications in 5 languages and 13,627 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Dictionaries  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: DS102, 909.0492408
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Most widely held works by Paul R Mendes-Flohr
The Jew in the modern world : a documentary history by Paul R Mendes-Flohr( Book )

30 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and Russian and held by 1,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis: The last two centuries have witnessed a radical transformation of Jewish life. Marked by such profound events as the emancipation from the ghettoes of Europe, the Holocaust and the establishment of the State of Israel, Judaism's long journey through the modern age has been a complex and tumultuous one, leading many Jews to ask themselves not only where they have been and where they are going, but what it means to be a Jew in today's world. Tracing the dramatic changes in Jewish religion, culture, and identity from the seventeenth century to the present, The Jew in the Modern World, Third Edition, remains the most complete sourcebook on modern Jewish history available. Now thoroughly expanded and updated, this critically acclaimed volume of primary materials features previously unpublished and inaccessible sources concerning the Jewish experience in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa; women in Jewish history; American Jewish life; the Holocaust; and Zionism and the nascent Jewish community in Palestine on the eve of the establishment of the State of Israel. The documents are arranged chronologically in each chapter and are meticulously and extensively annotated and cross-referenced. Providing useful tables detailing Jewish demographic trends, this unique text is ideal for courses in modern Jewish history, Zionism and Israel, the Holocaust, or modern European history. New to this Edition: Over 100 new documents address important issues to understanding modern Jewish history, including the status of women, and debates between traditional and secular Jews and the role of Zionism in modern Jewish life; Two entirely new chapters-Chapter 8, "Sephardi and Middle Eastern Jewry," and Chapter 12, "Jewish Identity Challenged and Redefined"--Enhance the book's scope and chronology; Four new maps show the concentration of Jews throughout the Mediterranean and Middle East. The Appendix has been completely updated with the latest population figures
Contemporary Jewish religious thought : original essays on critical concepts, movements, and beliefs by Arthur A Cohen( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and Hebrew and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A land of two peoples : Martin Buber on Jews and Arabs by Martin Buber( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and Hebrew and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecstatic confessions by Martin Buber( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Available for the first time in paperback, Ecstatic Confessions is Martin Buber's unique, personal gathering of the testimonies of mystics throughout the centuries expressing their encounters with the divine. It features the author's seminal introduction to mysticism, "Ecstasy and Confession", which probes the nature of what Buber terms the "most inward of all experiences.... God's highest gift". Buber sifted through texts from oriental, pagan, Gnostic, Eastern Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim sources down the centuries to cull those moving records that manage to convey some quality of an experience that is essentially beyond the power of words to capture. Ecstatic Confessions orchestrates these reports from the edge of human experience into a revealing look at the nature of the ecstatic experience itself and the tension arising from the mystic's compelling need to give witness to an event that can never truly be verbalized. -- Publisher description
German Jews : a dual identity by Paul R Mendes-Flohr( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the author explores through the prism of Rosenweig's image of how German Jews have understood and contended with their two-fold spiritual patrimony. He deepens the discussion to consider also how the German-Jewish experience bears upon the general random experience of living with multiple cultural identities
The letters of Martin Buber : a life of dialogue by Martin Buber( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This carefully edited selection of correspondence includes letters both to - and from - Martin Buber from world-renowned scholars, thinkers, and philosophers. This edition contains the Preface to the German edition, as well as a Biographical Sketch by Grete Schaeder."--Jacket
From mysticism to dialogue : Martin Buber's transformation of German social thought by Paul R Mendes-Flohr( Book )

18 editions published between 1974 and 1989 in German and English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gershom Scholem : the man and his work by Gershom Scholem( Book )

14 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early part of the twentieth century, Gershom Scholem (1897-1982) founded the academic discipline of the study of Jewish Mysticism. In so doing, he not only broke new scholarly ground; but he also revolutionized the field of Judaic Studies as a whole and left an indelible mark on the study of religion. This book presents essays by several of Israel's eminent scholars, reflecting on Scholem's impact on the academic and Jewish worlds, and his life as a scholar, a Jewish thinker, and an activist. The editor has provided an intellectual and spiritual biography of Scholem, which complements the papers by Ephraim Urbach, Joseph Ben-Shlomo, Isaiah Tishby, Rivka Schatz, Malachi Beit-Arie, Nathan Rotenstreich, and Joseph Dan. Together, they highlight the enduring signficance of Scholem's work, which has remained the touchstone for all further scholarship on Jewish Mysticism and Kabbala. This volume thus sets the context for the current debate conducted by a new generation of scholars, who have introduced fresh ideas, new methodologies--and radical critique of the man they still revere as their master. -- Back cover
The Philosophy of Franz Rosenzweig by Jerusalem Philosophical Encounter( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divided passions : Jewish intellectuals and the experience of modernity by Paul R Mendes-Flohr( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divided passions is a collection of essays in which Paul Mendes-Flohr writes about the problems that Buber, Rosenzweig, Bloch, Simon, Scholem, and others Jewish intellectuals tried to Crystallize and resolve
On faith by Nathan Rotenstreich( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Buber : a contemporary perspective by Paul R Mendes-Flohr( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texts and responses : studies presented to Nahum N. Glatzer on the occasion of his seventieth birthday by his students by Michael A Fishbane( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Dutch and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franz Rosenzweig's philosophy of existence : an analysis of The star of redemption by Else Freund( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Star of Redemption, * which presents Franz Rosenzweig's system of philosophy, begins with the sentence "from death, (vom Tode), from the fear of death, originates all cognition of the All" and concludes with the words "into life." This beginning and this conclusion of the book signify more than the first and last words of philosophical books usually do. Taken together - "from death into life"--They comprise the entire meaning of Rosenzweig's philosophy. The leitmotif of this philosophy is the life and death of the human being and not the I of philosophical idealism, where man ultimately signifies "for ethics" no more than" ... a point to which it (ethics) relates its problems, as for science also he (man) is only a particular case of its general laws. "l Rosenzweig deals with the individual's actual existence, that which is termi nated by death; he speaks of the individual's hic et nunc, of his actions and decisions in the realm of concrete reality. This philosophy is not an exposition of theoretical principles. It is not concerned with man in general in abstract time, but rather with the individual human being, designated by a proper name, living in his particular time. ** Human existence in its finiteness and temporalness forms the focus in which Rosenzweig's motif can be gathered together
An Arthur A. Cohen reader : selected fiction and writings on Judaism, theology, literature, and culture by Arthur A Cohen( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judaism and Christianity under the impact of national socialism( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

20th century Jewish religious thought : original essays on critical concepts, movements, and beliefs by Paul R Mendes-Flohr( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

JPS is proud to reissue Cohen and Mendes-Flohr's classic work, perhaps the most important, comprehensive anthology available on 20th century Jewish thought. This outstanding volume presents 140 concise yet authoritative essays by renowned Jewish figures Eugene Borowitz, Emil Fackenheim, Blu Greenberg, Susannah Heschel, Jacob Neusner, Gershom Scholem, Adin Steinsaltz, and many others. They define and reflect upon such central ideas as charity, chosen people, death, family, love, myth, suffering, Torah, tradition and more. With entries from Aesthetics to Zionism, this book provides striking i
Gustav Landauer : anarchist and Jew by Paul R Mendes-Flohr( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Gustav Landauer, literary critic and anarchist, scholar of mysticism and participant of the Bavarian revolution, culture and politics occupied the same spiritual space. While identifying with ethical socialism, his Jewish sensibility increasingly gained over the years, not only, but in great measure due to Buber's influence. This volume assesses Landauer's literary and political activities, paying particular attention to his impact on Buber
German-Jewish thought between religion and politics : festschrift in honor of Paul Mendes-Flohr on the occasion of his seventieth birthday( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German-Jewish intellectuals have occupied center stage in the discourse on Judaism and modernity since the Enlightenment. Dedicated to Paul Mendes-Flohr, this volume explores the complex interaction between Jewish thought and the often competing claims of non-Jewish society and culture, thus creating a rich image of German Jewry's intellectual world in the modern period. The outcome is a unique collection of essays that provides crucial new insights into the religious and political dimension characterizing the thought of those populating the pantheon of German-Jewish thinkers in the nineteenth
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The Jew in the modern world : a documentary history
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Contemporary Jewish religious thought : original essays on critical concepts, movements, and beliefsA land of two peoples : Martin Buber on Jews and ArabsEcstatic confessionsGerman Jews : a dual identityThe letters of Martin Buber : a life of dialogueThe Philosophy of Franz RosenzweigOn faithMartin Buber : a contemporary perspective