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The Jewish Thought of Emil Fackenheim

Michael L. Morgan

The Jewish Thought of Emil Fackenheim

A Reader

by Michael L. Morgan

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  • 37 Currently reading

Published by Wayne State Univ Pr .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jewish Theology,
  • Philosophy Of Judaism,
  • 20th century,
  • Doctrines,
  • Holocaust (Jewish theology),
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945),
  • Judaism

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages400
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11353021M
    ISBN 100814318207
    ISBN 109780814318201

    Greenberg explicates this radical notion in this way. Part two, "The Commanding Voice of Auschwitz," develops the thought that we are forbidden to grant Hitler posthumous victories. For Greenberg, all the old truths and certainties, all the old commitments and obligations have been destroyed by the Holocaust. This is true of all selves, and Morgan describes this as a situation that is characterized by hermeneutic or interpretive moves that recognize that we are conditioned by the past, that our freedom is limited by the homology of past and present, and by a range of other considerations.

    Rather, by rooting philosophical and religious meaning in the physical and spiritual resistance of Holocaust victims, and in the fidelity of post-Holocaust Jews to Jewish survival, he at once wrestles with the brute, inarguable facts and prepares for the eventual absorption of them into the Jewish history of salvation. To live in spite, to say 'no' to Hitler is a far cry from living 'yes' to Judaism. After his retirement he continued to write and teach for several years at Hebrew University. Juxtaposed with the believing Hebrew is the skeptical Greek "man of reason" who seeks to attain God through "rational abstraction". However, some Jewish theologians have come up with responses to the Holocaust without denying the existence of God entirely.

    They surely tried, but they also failed, to destroy the idea of man. The manifest divine presence and activity was being reduced but the covenant was actually being renewed. A further difference between "biblical" and "ontological" man is that "ontological" man is stuck on basic questions of ontology the study of the nature of being and existence and only "seeks to relate the human being to transcendence called being" [22] whereas the "biblical man" "realizing that human being is more than being In short, Fackenheim began to imbue the historical reality of the State of Israel with a quasi-messianic dimension. Robert A. The assertion of faith, resistance, and martyrdom in Auschwitz is not meant as an empirical fact; it is beyond verification.


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The Jewish Thought of Emil Fackenheim by Michael L. Morgan Download PDF Ebook

The meaning of this imperative has been the subject of serious dialogue both within and beyond the Jewish community.

The chapter on Zionism is followed by "History and Thought," a consideration The Jewish Thought of Emil Fackenheim book what Fackenheim meant by "epoch making events. Morgan further tamps down reader's expectations by calling his focus "narrow" in that he largely proceeds chronologically, and his discussion of Fackenheim's ideas is mostly work-immanent.

In living, man relates himself actively to the world After all, Halakhic lawful man is motivated by a "passionate love of the truth" [27] and all his actions are The Jewish Thought of Emil Fackenheim book to bring him closer to God and God closer to the world.

Hebraic thought trends had much more of an influence on the important concepts of existentialism. Talmudists and mystics in the rabbinic tradition explained evil as an absence or distance from God, rather than the opposite of God's all-powerful goodness. The Torah already forbids adding additional commandments.

Before that, the Holocaust had never been essential to my ideology. The challenge to the hermeneutical conception of situated selfhood arose for Fackenheim when he tried to articulate an appropriate response to the historical "rupture" in relation to the past that he associated with the Holocaust, more precisely with the phenomenon of the Muselmann, the en masse transformation of selves into walking dead.

This may give unintentional offense to Jews who recognize a different 11th commandment and may lead to confusion with other unrelated ideas that Christians have called an 11th commandment. Such a concept of revelation leads to the question of the religious significance of history.

He says, "To be overtaken with awe of God is not to entertain a feeling but to share in a spirit that permeates all being.

As Morgan makes clear, Fackenheim's initial infatuation with Israel was a thoroughly romanticizing and idealising affair p. He himself wants to do more and other than to historicize Fackenheim; he wants to confront Fackenheim's voice with other voices that Morgan deems most relevant to the current philosophical conversation see his list of names, from Habermas to Rawls, on p.

The Halakha is Soloveitchik's answer to the question of how to make a human being's life meaningful.

Emil L. Fackenheim

Before the six-day war, Jews everywhere feared that Israel was facing a second Holocaust, and, notwithstanding Israel's military victory in that conflict, Fackenheim henceforth insisted that the Jewish state could no longer be taken for granted.

Had a Jewish state existed in the s, it could have accepted Jewish refugees and rescued large numbers of people. As Morgan shows, Fackenheim's abiding interest in Hegel derives from the observation that even though the unity of the Hegelian worldview has been shattered by history, and even though the place of the philosopher in the dialectic of world history has shifted from unifying principle to that of a mere "I, first and last name" Rosenzweigthe system of German idealism nevertheless left "dialectical traces" that are useful to us p.

Emil Fackenheim, To mend the worldp.Emil Fackenheim was the last in a long line of Jewish philosophers to emerge from Germany, the modern center of Western philosophy, following Moses Mendelssohn, Leo Baeck, and Martin Buber.

Emil Fackenheim

In this revealing book, David Patterson explores Fackenheim s rigorous pursuit of a philosophical response to the tragedy of the magicechomusic.coms: 2. Emil Fackenheim was the last in a long line of Jewish philosophers to emerge The Jewish Thought of Emil Fackenheim book Germany, the modern center of Western philosophy, following Moses Mendelssohn, Leo Baeck, and Martin Buber.

In this revealing book, David Patterson explores Fackenheim's rigorous pursuit of a philosophical response to the tragedy of the Holocaust. EMIL L. FACKENHEIM is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Toronto and Fellow of the Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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