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An epitaph for German Judaism : from Halle to Jerusalem

Author: Emil L Fackenheim
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2007.
Series: Modern Jewish philosophy and religion., Translations and critical studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Emil Fackenheim's life work was to call upon the world at large to confront the Holocaust as an unprecedented assault on the Jewish people, Judaism, and all humanity. Here, he looks back on his life,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
biografi
Named Person: Emil L Fackenheim; Emil L Fackenheim; Emil L Fackenheim; Emil L Fackenheim
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emil L Fackenheim
ISBN: 0299175901 9780299175900
OCLC Number: 49493530
Description: xxxiv, 327 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword: To mend the world, to mend a life --
Preface --
Introduction --
pt. 1. Germany. Childhood and youth in Halle (1916-1933) ; Halle under Nazism (1933-1935) ; "Finish studies first, emigrate later" (Berlin, Spring 1935-November 10, 1938) ; Last chance in Halle (Spring 1937-November 10, 1938) ; Six months of collapse (November 11, 1938-May 12, 1939) --
Interlude. Scottish interlude (May 12, 1939-June 1940) ; Leaving the "Old World" for a new June (June-July 1940) --
pt. 2. Canada. "His majesty's guests" in Canada (July 1940-December 14, 1941) ; University of Toronto: "Second-first" welcome to Canada (December 15, 1941-Spring 1943) ; Second rabbinate, Hamilton (1943-1948) ; "At home in Toronto," or "Wearing two hats" (1948-1967) ; Between Toronto and Jerusalem (1967-1983) ; On icons and radical evil: a bit of philosophy ; To Jerusalem --
pt. 3. Israel. A new job ; Mostly unfinished business ; Germany ; Return to Halle ; Before and after my return to Halle ; A theo-political decision by a Jewish philosopher --
Epilogue: Post-Holocaust antisemitism in Europe --
Appendixes: Addresses in Germany and essay in 2002. Laudatio for the Study Circle Studium in Israel (Fulda, March 6, 1988) ; Inaugural lecture: Franz Rosenzweig Memorial Lecture series (Gesamthochschule Kassel, April 24, 1997) ; Assault on Abraham: thought after fifty years, address on receipt of an honorary doctorate in Theology (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, May 20, 1998) ; On the SS murder of my Uncle Adolf Goldberg, and in memory of Leo Baeck (Martin Luther-Universitat, Halle/Wittenberg, October 22, 1998) ; "Idle" Messianic hope and "world-historical" return: thoughts on Hegel and Jerusalem, lecture on receipt of an honorary doctorate in Philosophy (Martin Luther-Universitat, Halle/Wittenberg, May 12, 1999) ; The Holocaust and the Book of Job: reflections on theology and philosophy (Jerusalem, December 2, 2002) --
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Series Title: Modern Jewish philosophy and religion., Translations and critical studies.
Responsibility: Emil L. Fackenheim.
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