Moses Mendelssohn (Paperback)Michah Gottlieb (editor)
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Publisher: University Press of New England
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 456 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
Gottlieb's choices of letters, documents, and selections from major works are most enlightening. And while most of the works are by Mendelssohn, the fact that letters to him and commentaries by contemporaries are included gives an added, humanizing dimension to the book's subject. What further distinguished this volume are the excellent prefatory notes which introduce nearly all the selections and the helpful footnotes which do much more than simply credit sources or define arcane terms.-- "Jewish Book World"
"We should be indebted to Gottlieb for providing the English-speaking community greater access to Mendelssohn, and especially those interested in teaching Mendelssohn's writings. Mendelssohn has always deserved a place in our philosophy and general religious studies curricula. Thanks to Gottlieb, this is now possible."-- "Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations"
....Although the second scholarly edition of Mendelssohn's collected works (Jubil umsausgabe; 1929-1938; 1971) made his Hebrew texts available to modern scholars, only now, thanks to Micah Gottlieb and others, have Mendelssohn's Hebrew writings become available in English (and thus stand some chance of being introduced to students at American universities). Anyone interested in Jewish contributions to modern Bible exegesis or to modern Jewish reflections about the Bible in general will welcome these translations.-- "The Bible and Interpretation"
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