Philo
Philo of Alexandria (/ˈfaɪloʊ/; Greek: Φίλων, Philōn; c. 25 BCE – c. 50 CE), also called Philo Judaeus, was a Hellenistic Jewish philosopher who lived in Alexandria, in the Roman province of Egypt.Phi...
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David ibn Merwan al-Mukkamas
David (abu Sulaiman) ibn Merwan al-Mukkamas al-Rakki (died c. 937) was a philosopher and controversialist, the author of the earliest known Jewish philosophical work of the Middle Ages. He was a nativ...
Will Herberg
Will Herberg (June 30, 1901 – March 27, 1977) was an American Jewish writer, intellectual and scholar. He was known as a social philosopher and sociologist of religion, as well as a Jewish theologian...
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Abraham Joshua Heschel (January 11, 1907 – December 23, 1972) was a Polish-born American rabbi and one of the leading Jewish theologians and Jewish philosophers of the 20th century. Heschel, a pr...
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19 Kislev
The 19 Kislev (Hebrew: י"ט כסלו‎) refers to the 19th day of the Jewish month of Kislev.
The date is significant within the Hasidic movement. Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi (Hebrew: שנ...
Emil Fackenheim
Emil Ludwig Fackenheim (22 June 1916 – 18 September 2003) was a noted Jewish philosopher and Reform rabbi.Born in Halle, Germany, he was arrested by Nazis on the night of 9 November 1938, known as Kri...
Wilhelm Jerusalem
Wilhelm Jerusalem (October 11, 1854, Drenitz/Drenic (Dřenice u Chrudimi), Bohemia – July 15, 1923, Vienna) was an Austrian Jewish philosopher and pedagogue.He studied classical philosophy at the Unive...
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Isaac Israeli ben Solomon
Isaac Israeli ben Solomon (Hebrew: Yitzhak ben Shlomo ha-Yisraeli; Arabic: Abu Ya'qub Ishaq ibn Suleiman al-Isra'ili) (c. 832 – c. 932), also known as Isaac Israeli the Elder and Isaac Judaeus, ...
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David ben Boaz
David ben Boaz (Hebrew: דוד בן בעז, Arabic: Abu Sa'id Dawud ibn Bu'az) was a Karaite Jewish scholar who flourished in the tenth century CE. He is reported to have been the fifth in the line of descent...
Zvi Hirsch Kalischer
Zvi (Zwi) Hirsch Kalischer (24 March 1795 – 16 October 1874) was an Orthodox German rabbi who expressed views, from a religious perspective, in favour of the Jewish re-settlement of the Land of Israel...
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Alan Mittleman
Alan Mittleman (born 1953) is a professor of Jewish Philosophy at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
Mittleman received his BA from Brandeis University and his MA and PhD from Temple Univ...
Hayim Greenberg
Hayim Greenberg (Hebrew: חַיִּים גרינברג‎ ‎ 1889, Bessarabia – 1953) was a US Judaism thinker and Labor Zionist thinker. He was the head of poalei Zion and he was the editor along with...
Joseph ben Hayyim Jabez
Joseph ben Hayyim Jabez (also "Yaavetz") (15th century-16th century) was a Spanish-Jewish theologian. He lived for a time in Portugal, where he associated with Joseph Hayyun, who inspired him with tha...
Samuel Holdheim
Samuel Holdheim (1806 – 22 August 1860) was a German rabbi and author, and one of the more extreme leaders of the early Reform Movement in Judaism. A pioneer in modern Jewish homiletics, he was often...
Abraham Isaac Kook
Abraham Isaac Kook (1865–1935) was the first Ashkenazi chief rabbi of the British Mandatory Palestine, the founder of Yeshiva Mercaz HaRav Kook (The Central Yeshiva For The Masses), Jewish thinker, H...
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Moshe Leib Lilienblum
Moshe Leib Lilienblum (Yiddish: משה לייב לילינבלום; October 22, 1843 in Keidany, Kovno Governorate - February 12, 1910 in Odessa) was a Jewish scholar and author.From his father he learned the cal...
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Yisroel Salanter
Rabbi Yisroel ben Ze'ev Wolf Lipkin, also known as "Yisroel Salanter" or "Israel Salanter" (November 3, 1810, Zhagory – February 2, 1883, Königsberg), was the father of the Musar movement in Orthodox ...
Donniel Hartman
Donniel Hartman is a Jewish Israeli Modern Orthodox rabbi and educator. He is President of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, Israel. He has written books and essays on Judaism and modernity a...
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Alexander Rofe
Alexander Rofé (born June 22, 1932) is Professor Emeritus of the Bible at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Alexander Rofé was born in Pisa, Italy in 1932. His father, Gersh Roifer was active ...
Jewish Defense League
The Jewish Defense League (JDL) is a Jewish far-right religious-political organization whose stated goal is to "protect Jews from antisemitism by whatever means necessary". While the group asserts tha...
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Pinchas Hacohen Peli
Pinchas Hacohen Peli (1930–1989) was an Israeli modern Orthodox rabbi, essayist, poet and scholar of Judaism and Jewish philosophy.
He was born in Jerusalem, Israel in 1930 to a Hasidic fami...
Hasdai Crescas
Hasdai ben Judah Crescas ([həzˈðaj ˈβeɲ ʒuˈða ˈkɾeskəs]; Hebrew: חסדאי קרשקש‎; b. Barcelona, c.1340; d. Zaragoza, 1410/1411) was a Spanish-Jewish philosopher and a renowned halakhist (teacher of...
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Franz Rosenzweig
Franz Rosenzweig (December 25, 1886 – December 10, 1929) was a Jewish theologian and philosopher.
Franz Rosenzweig was born in Kassel, Germany to a middle-class, minimally observant, Jewish f...
Paul R. Mendes-Flohr
Paul R. Mendes-Flohr (born 17 April 1941) is a leading scholar of modern Jewish thought. As an intellectual historian, Mendes-Flohr specializes in 19th and 20th Century Jewish thinkers, including Mart...
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Abiathar Crescas
Abiathar Crescas ([aβiaˈtar ˈkɾeskas], [əβiəˈtar ˈkɾeskəs]) was a 15th-century Jewish physician and astrologer from the Crown of Aragon (now part of Spain). He was head astrologer to King John of Arag...
Moshe Chaim Luzzatto
Moshe Chaim Luzzatto (Hebrew: משה חיים לוצאטו, also Moses Chaim, Moses Hayyim, also Luzzato) (1707, Padua – 16 May 1746, Acre (26 Iyar 5506)), also known by the Hebrew acronym RaMCHaL (or RaMHaL, רמח"...
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Solomon ibn Gabirol
Solomon ibn Gabirol (Hebrew: שלמה בן יהודה אבן גבירול‎, Shelomo ben Yehuda ibn Gabirol; Arabic: أبوأيوب سليمان بن يحيى بن جبيرول‎, Abu Ayyūb Suleiman ibn Yahya ibn Jabirūl), also k...
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Azariah dei Rossi
Azariah ben Moses dei Rossi (Hebrew: עזריה מן האדומים) was an Italian-Jewish physician and scholar. He was born at Mantua in 1513 or 1514; and died in 1578. He was descended from an old Jewish family ...
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Kelm Talmud Torah
The Kelm Talmud Torah was a famous yeshiva in pre-holocaust Kelmė, Lithuania. Unlike other yeshivas, the Talmud Torah focused primarily on the study of Musar ("Jewish ethics") and self-improvement.
Bahya ibn Paquda
Bahya ben Joseph ibn Paquda (also: Pakuda, Bakuda, Hebrew: בחיי אבן פקודה, Arabic: بهية بن باكودا‎) was a Jewish philosopher and rabbi who lived at Zaragoza, Spain, in the first half of the ...