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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 1–26.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Lina Barouch This article examines Gershom Scholem's 1917–18 essay “On Lamentation and Dirges” in the context of his early writings on language between 1916 and 1926. During this period Scholem applauded the “silent language of lamentation” and warned of the loss of lament in a language that had...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 9–24.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Steven E. Aschheim Victor Klemperer, Hannah Arendt, and Gerhard Scholem were three formidable German Jewish intellectuals with radically different conceptions of German identity, liberalism, Marxism, Jewishness, and Zionism and who confronted the great crises of their times with greatly divergent...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 33–54.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Amir Engel This article offers a critical reading of Gershom Scholem's memoir, From Berlin to Jerusalem , by contrasting it with the memoir of another German Jewish intellectual, Salomon Maimon. Ostensibly, these two memoirs tell opposite stories. Maimon (1753–1800) grew up in an orthodox...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 61–82.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Yaacob Dweck This article traces the connections between Gershom Scholem and the United States. It opens with a narrative history of Scholem's visits to the United States before and after World War II and then discusses the reception of his postwar writings in the United States. Finally, it turns...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 181–205.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Willem Styfhals The story of the renowned scholar of Jewish mysticism Gershom Scholem and his disloyal student Jacob Taubes was one of continuing intellectual quarrel and personal enmity. Their intellectual disagreements centered on Jewish messianism, but the significance of this issue for Taubes’s...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 1–14.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Lotte Houwink ten Cate Abstract This article, based on unpublished materials from the Scholem Library at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the digitized Arendt Papers at the New School, New York, seeks to illuminate Hannah Arendt and Gershom Scholem’s long friendship, their exchange about...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 143–164.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Benjamin Lazier This essay traces the origins of the contemporary interest in “political theology” and focuses on the work of Leo Strauss, Gershom Scholem, and Jacob Taubes in particular. They offer three competing instrumentalizations of the concept; they alert us to a dimension of the problem...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 191–216.
Published: 01 August 2020
... at the heart of Walter Benjamin’s early discussion of tradition. His peculiar reference to “Talmudic wit” and to Kant as a tradendum in letters to Scholem, alongside related Jewish sources, and his engagement with Kant in “On the Program of the Coming Philosophy” are used to address these questions. Thus...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 23–47.
Published: 01 February 2018
... . Gesammelte Schriften , edited by Tiedemann Rolf Schweppenhäuser Hermann . Vol. 2 . 1 , Aufsätze, Essays, Vorträge . Frankfurt am Main : Suhrkamp . Benjamin Walter . 1994 . The Correspondence of Walter Benjamin , edited by Scholem Gershom Adorno Theodor W. , translated...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 99–128.
Published: 01 February 2015
... to the attention of Gershom Scholem the following proposal of Brod: “‘The category of holiness . . . is the only suitable category under which Kafka’s life and work can be viewed’” (SW, 3:322–23). Kafka’s castle will not open to the keys of biography, let alone of hagiography. Brod’s error, however, lay...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 55–92.
Published: 01 February 2014
... efforts to come to grips with Paul’s messianism. Taubes developed his notion of the Mysterium Judai- cum thinking about Paul not only in relation to Schmitt’s notion of the “katechontic form of existence” but also in relation to Gershom Scholem’s notion that the “price” of Jewish messianism was “a life...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 221–252.
Published: 01 August 2019
... to bring it into conformity with Theoretische Biologie . 51. Ay and Löhr, “ Umwelt of an Embodied Agent.” 52. Uexküll, Theoretical Biology , 126 . 53. Scholem, Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism , 215 . 54. Taubes, “From Cult to Culture,” 241 . 55. Heidegger...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 5–8.
Published: 01 November 2012
... in relation to human helplessness and weakness informs political ideologies—in this case, the repudiation of helplessness through a form of rationalism. Andy was at that time reading Gershom Scholem on Walter Benjamin, and we agreed that a certain hardness came through in Scholem’s commentary...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 97–120.
Published: 01 November 2008
... both, Agamben turns back to the critique by the German Jewish thinkers Walter Benjamin, Gershom Scholem, and, most recently, Jacob Taubes and his Paulinian exigency.6 As Vivan Liska notes, “Agamben’s writing belongs to the political-theological tradition of the twentieth century...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 83–103.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... Scholem Gershom . 2015 . Briefwechsel , edited by Angermann Asaf . Frankfurt am Main : Suhrkamp . Ahrens Jörn Fleming Paul Martin S. Vedder Ulrike , eds. 2016 . “Doch ist das Wirkliche auch vergessen, so ist es darum nicht getilgt”: Beiträge zum Werk Siegfried Kracauers...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 93–120.
Published: 01 February 2014
..., Fenves can cite no evidence to support his view. Benjamin’s essay refers to Unger twice. Within the essay on violence Benjamin makes five references to Sorel. Gershom Scholem refers to Benja- min’s reading of Sorel, how Benjamin had commended Sorel’s book to Scholem, and the long time Benjamin had...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 29–41.
Published: 01 February 2013
... Scholem was therefore not far off the mark when he quipped that critical theory was the most recent German Jewish heresy. Nevertheless, Adorno’s critical theory comes close to Jewish theology as Scholem described it in a memorial address dedicated to Franz Rosenzweig: “The divinity . . . banished...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 103–123.
Published: 01 February 2021
... myth apart. He does not focus explicitly on the historical situation in which he lived but uses Kafka’s fictive universe to develop ideas on the theater, gestures, and messianism. The suggestion to write the essay came from Scholem, who also arranged for it to be published in the journal Jüdische...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 197–220.
Published: 01 August 2019
... of the Nazi murderers. Moreover, Arendt herself seems to have suggested that the change of terms signifies an important shift, most famously in her letter to the Jewish historian Gershom Scholem: “I changed my mind and do no longer speak of ‘radical evil.’ . . . It is indeed my opinion that evil is never...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 97–128.
Published: 01 November 2018
... that they agreed to organize together. 43 In 1969, shortly after the communication with Zemach, Gadamer, who “used the encounter between Buber and H. as an encouraging precedent,” offered to arrange a meeting between Gershom Scholem and Heidegger. Reporting to an inquiring Emil Fackenheim, Scholem wrote: I...