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Rosenzweig's Response to Hermann Cohen's Deutschtum und Judentum

Rosenzweig's Response to Hermann Cohen's Deutschtum und Judentum SHOFAR Summer 1996 Vol. 14, No.4 ROSENZWEIG'S RESPONSE TO HERMANN COHEN'S DE(ffSCHTUM UNDJUDENTUM by Barbara E. Galli Barbara E. Galli is the author of Franz Rosenzweig and ]ebuda Hatevi: Translating, Translations, and Translators (McGill-Queen's University Press, 1995), which comprises an English translation of Rosenzweig's 1927 Halevi book, along with commentary. She teaches Religion and the Arts at McGill University, Montreal. The Path to Publication of the Suppressed Critique Although Franz Rosenzweig (1886-1929) greatly, tenderly, and respectfully a~mired his beloved teacher, Hermann Cohen (1842-1918), perhaps, in a certain way, the precise extent of his respect is less well known, for it is expressed in silence. In this connection, the affirmative decision to prepare this paper was preceded by reflective hesitation. The hesitation hinged on the question: Might the drawing of attention to Rosenzweig's critique of his teacher's position on German culture and Judaism be in effect, on the one hand, a vilification of the respect that Rosenzweig cherished for Cohen, and, on the other, a debasement of my own regard for Rosenzweig? The story of the 70-year path leading up to the eventual publication in full of Rosenzweig's critique itself tells the answer and keeps the intention behind this http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies Purdue University Press

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SHOFAR Summer 1996 Vol. 14, No.4 ROSENZWEIG'S RESPONSE TO HERMANN COHEN'S DE(ffSCHTUM UNDJUDENTUM by Barbara E. Galli Barbara E. Galli is the author of Franz Rosenzweig and ]ebuda Hatevi: Translating, Translations, and Translators (McGill-Queen's University Press, 1995), which comprises an English translation of Rosenzweig's 1927 Halevi book, along with commentary. She teaches Religion and the Arts at McGill University, Montreal. The Path to Publication of the Suppressed Critique Although Franz Rosenzweig (1886-1929) greatly, tenderly, and respectfully a~mired his beloved teacher, Hermann Cohen (1842-1918), perhaps, in a certain way, the precise extent of his respect is less well known, for it is expressed in silence. In this connection, the affirmative decision to prepare this paper was preceded by reflective hesitation. The hesitation hinged on the question: Might the drawing of attention to Rosenzweig's critique of his teacher's position on German culture and Judaism be in effect, on the one hand, a vilification of the respect that Rosenzweig cherished for Cohen, and, on the other, a debasement of my own regard for Rosenzweig? The story of the 70-year path leading up to the eventual publication in full of Rosenzweig's critique itself tells the answer and keeps the intention behind this

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Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish StudiesPurdue University Press

Published: Oct 3, 1996

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