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  • Platonic Piety: Philosophy and Ritual in Fourth-Century Athens. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press1990.

  • Dilemmas in Modern Jewish Thought: The Dialectics of Revelation and History. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press1992.

  • (With Paul Franks) Franz Rosenzweig: Philosophical and Theological Writings. Edited translated and essays. Indianapolis and Cambridge: Hackett Publishing2000.

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  • Beyond Auschwitz: Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought in America. Oxford: Oxford University Press2001.

  • Interim Judaism: Jewish Thought in a Century of Crisis. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press2001.

  • Discovering Levinas. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press2007. Paperback 2008.

  • On Shame. Thinking in Action. London: Routledge2008. Chinese translation forthcoming.

  • The Cambridge Introduction to Emmanuel Levinas. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press2011.

  • Fackenheim’s Jewish Philosophy: An Introduction. Toronto: University of Toronto Press2013.

  • Levinas’s Ethical Politics. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press2016.

  • Levinas. London: Routledge Philosophers Seriesforthcoming.

Edited Volumes of Primary Sources

  • The Jewish Thought of Emil Fackenheim. Detroit: Wayne State University1987.

  • Classics in Moral and Political Theory. Indianapolis and Cambridge: Hackett Publishing1992; 2nd ed.1996; 3rd ed. 2001; 4th ed. 2005; 5th ed. 2011.

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  • Jewish Philosophers and Jewish Philosophy: Essays by Emil Fackenheim. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press1996.

  • A Holocaust Reader: Responses to the Nazi Extermination. Oxford: Oxford University Press2000.

  • Spinoza: Complete Works. Edited with introductions and notes. Indianapolis and Cambridge: Hackett Publishing2002.

  • The Essential Spinoza: Ethics and Other Writings. Edited with introductions. Indianapolis and Cambridge: Hackett Publishing2006.

Edited Collected Volumes

  • (With Peter Eli Gordon) The Cambridge Companion to Modern Jewish Philosophy. Edited with introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press2007.

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  • (With Benjamin Pollock) Philosopher as Witness: Reflections on Fackenheim. Albany: SUNY Press2008. Paperback 2009.

  • (With Steven Weitzman) Rethinking the Messianic Idea in Judaism. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press2014.

  • The Oxford Handbook of Emmanuel Levinas. Oxford: Oxford University Pressonline version2018; print version forthcoming.

Book Chapters

  • “How Does Plato Solve the Paradox of Inquiry in the Meno?” In Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy III: Plato edited by J. Anton and A. Preus169181. Albany: SUNY Press1989.

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  • “Philosophy, History, and the Jewish Thinker.” In Fackenheim: German Philosophy and Jewish Thought edited by G. Nicholson and L. Greenspan144162. Toronto: University of Toronto Press1992.

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  • “Plato and Greek Religion.” In The Cambridge Companion to Plato edited by Richard Kraut227247. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press1992.

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  • “Philosophy and Ethics in the Thought of A. Roy Eckardt.” In Collecting Myself: A Writer’s Retrospective by A. Roy Eckardt413424. Atlanta: Scholars Press1993.

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  • “Religion, History, and Moral Discourse.” In Philosophy in an Age of Pluralism: The Philosophy of Charles Taylor in Question edited by James Tully4966. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press1994. Response by Taylor 226–30.

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  • Philosophy in Plato’s Sophist.” In Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophyvol. 9 edited by John Cleary and William Wians83111. Boston: University Press of America1995.

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  • “Teaching Leo Strauss as a Jewish and General Philosopher.” In Jewish Philosophy and the Academy edited by Emil Fackenheim and Raphael Jospe174188. Teaneck, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press1996.

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  • “Mendelssohn.” In The Routledge History of Jewish Philosophy edited by Daniel H. Frank and Oliver Leaman660681. London: Routledge1997.

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  • “Redemption and Community: Reflections on Some European Jewish Intellectuals, 1900–1940.” In From Ghetto to Emancipation: Historical and Contemporary Reconsiderations of the Jewish Community edited by David N. Myers and William V. Rowe3761. Scranton, PA: University of Scranton Press1997.

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  • “To Seize Memory: History and Identity in Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought.” In Thinking about the Holocaust edited by Alvin Rosenfeld151181. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press1997.

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  • “Beyond Authority and Autonomy: The New Dilemma of Liberal Judaism.” In Duties of the Soul: The Role of Commandments in Liberal Judaism edited by Niles E. Goldstein and Peter S. Knobel5364. New York: UAHC Press1999.

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  • “Levinas, Suffering, and the Holocaust.” In The Representation of the Holocaust edited by Marc Raphael7390. Williamsburg, VA: William and Mary Press2003.

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  • “Shame, the Holocaust, and Dark Times.” In Genocide and Human Rights: A Philosophical Guide edited by John K. Roth304325. New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan2005.

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  • “Levinas and Judaism.” In Levinas Studies: An Annual Reviewvol. 1 edited by Jeffrey L. Kosky and Jeffrey Bloechl117173175. Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press2006.

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  • “Responding to the Holocaust: Fackenheim, Levinas, Cavell.” In The Representation of the Holocaust in Literature and Filmvol. 2 edited by Marc Raphael8597. Williamsburg, VA: The College of William and Mary2006.

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  • “Emil Fackenheim, the Holocaust, and Philosophy.” In The Cambridge Companion to Modern Jewish Philosophy edited by Michael L. Morgan and Peter Eli Gordon256276. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press2007.

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  • “Forward: To Mend the World, To Mend a Life.” In Emil L. FackenheimAn Epitaph for German Judaismixxxii. Madison, WI: Wisconsin University Press2007.

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  • (With Peter Eli Gordon) “Introduction: Modern Jewish Philosophy, Modern Judaism, and Modern Philosophy.” In The Cambridge Companion to Modern Jewish Philosophy edited by Michael L. Morgan and Peter Eli Gordon113. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press2007.

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  • “Jewish Thought, Philosophy, and the Holocaust.” In Modern Judaism and Historical Consciousness edited by Andreas Gotzmann and Christian Wiese274298. Leiden: Brill2007.

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  • “Fackenheim’s Hermeneutical Circle.” In Emil L. Fackenheim: Philosopher Theologian Jew edited by Martin JaffeJames Diamond and Sharon Portnoff4354. Leiden: Brill2008.

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  • “Forward.” In Emmanuel Levinas on the Priority of Ethics: Putting Ethics First by Joshua James Shawixxiii. Amherst, NY: Cambria Press2008.

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  • (With Benjamin Pollock) “Preface.” In The Philosopher as Witness edited by Michael L. Morgan and Benjamin Pollockviixiii. Albany: SUNY Press2008.

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  • “Agencies of Redemption.” In The Cambridge History of Modern Jewish Philosophy: The Modern Era edited by Martin KavkaZachary Braiterman and David Novak465497. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press2012.

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  • “Emmanuel Levinas as a Philosopher of the Ordinary.” In Totality and Infinity at 50 edited by Diane Perpich and Scott Davidson79104. Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press2012.

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  • “Jewish Thought and Contemporary Philosophy.” In Jewish Philosophy: Perspectives and Retrospectives edited by Raphael Jospe and Dov Schwartz7178. Boston: Academic Studies Press2012.

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  • “Mercy, Repentance, and Forgiveness in Ancient Judaism.” In Ancient Forgiveness: Classical Judaic and Christian edited by Charles L. Griswold and David Konstan137157. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press2012.

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  • “Responding to the Holocaust: Fackenheim, Levinas, Cavell.” In Ethics Art and Representations of the Holocaust: Essays in Honor of Berel Lang edited by Simone GigliottiJacob Golomb and Caroline Steinberg Gould4964. Lanham, MD: Lexington2013.

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  • “Eugene B. Borowitz: An Intellectual Portrait.” In Eugene B. Borowitz: Rethinking God and EthicsLibrary of Contemporary Jewish Philosophers 4 edited by Hava Tirosh-Samuelson and Aaron W. Hughes136. Leiden: Brill2014.

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  • “Historicity, Dialogical Philosophy, and Moral Normativity.” In Jewish Philosophy for the Twenty-First Century edited by Hava Tirosh-Samuelson and Aaron W. Hughes266295. Leiden: Brill2014.

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  • (With Steve Weitzman) “Introduction.” In Rethinking the Messianic Idea in Judaism edited by Michael L. Morgan and Steven Weitzman120. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press2014.

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  • “Levinas and Messianism.” In Rethinking the Messianic Idea in Judaism edited by Michael L. Morgan and Steven Weitzman195225. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press2014.

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  • “Spinoza’s Afterlife in Judaism and the Task of Modern Jewish Philosophy.” In The Oxford Handbook of Spinoza edited by Michael Della Rocca571600. Oxford: Oxford University Press2018.

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  • “Abraham’s Dilemma: Reading Kierkegaard with Fackenheim and Levinas.” In Jewish Readings of Kierkegaard edited by Christian Wieseforthcoming.

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  • “Levinas as a Commentator.” In Commentary as a Form of Knowledge in Judaism edited by Liliane Weissberg and Andreas Kilcherforthcoming.

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  • “Plato, Levinas, and Transcendence.” In Levinas the Reader edited by Sarah Hammerschlag and R. Maorti. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Pressforthcoming.

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Journal Articles

  • “Jewish Theology in an Age of Uncertainty.” Yearbook of the Central Conference of American Rabbis 87 (1978): 178189.

  • “The Curse of Historicity: The Role of History in Leo Strauss’s Jewish Thought.” Journal of Religion 61no. 4 (1981): 345363.

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  • “History and Modern Jewish Thought: Spinoza and Mendelssohn on the Ritual Law.” Judaism 30no. 4 (1981): 467478.

  • “Judaism and the Heretical Imperative.” Religious Studies 17 (1981): 109120.

  • “Why Do We Do What Is Right?” Judaism 31no. 3 (1982): 367372.

  • “Belief, Knowledge, and Learning in Plato’s Middle Dialogues.” In New Essays on Plato edited by Francis Jeffry Pelletier and John King-Farlow. Canadian Journal of Philosophysuppl. 9 (Guelph, Ontario: University of Calgary Press 1983): 63100.

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  • “The Continuity Theory of Reality in Plato’s Hippias Major.” Journal of the History of Philosophy 21no. 2 (1983): 133158.

  • “The Inquiry into Aitiai in Plato’s Phaedo.” University of Dayton Review 16no. 1 (1983): 157166.

  • “Jewish Ethics after the Holocaust.” Journal of Religious Ethics 12no. 2 (1984): 256277. Reprinted in Contemporary Jewish Ethics and Morality edited by Elliot N. Dorff and Louis E. Newman194–211. Oxford: Oxford University Press1995.

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  • “Sense-Perception and Recollection in the Phaedo.” Phronesis 29no. 3 (1984): 237251.

  • “Soloveitchik’s Halachic Platonism.” Journal of Religion 66no. 2 (1986): 194198.

  • “The Goals and Methods of the History of Philosophy.” Review of Metaphysics 40 (June 1987): 717732.

  • “Contemporary Jewish Thought in America.” Les nouveaux cahiers 94 (Automne 1988): 4751 (French).

  • “Jewish Thought Today.” Journal of Religion 68no. 3 (October 1988): 575580.

  • “Authorship and the History of Philosophy.” Review of Metaphysics 42 (December 1988): 327355.

  • “Metaphysics Zeta 4–6 and Aristotle’s Epistemology.” In the Proceedings of the Dayton Aristotle Conference University of Dayton Review 19 no. 3 (Winter 1988–1989): 101–8.

  • “Overcoming the Remoteness of the Past: Memory and Historiography in Modern Jewish Thought.” Judaism 38no. 2 (Spring 1989): 160173.

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  • “Liberalism in Mendelssohn’s Jerusalem.” History of Political Thought 10no. 2 (Summer 1989): 281294.

  • “Mendelssohn’s Defense of Reason in Jerusalem.” Judaism 38no. 4 (Fall 1989): 449459.

  • “Martin Buber, Cooperation, and Evil.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 58no. 1 (1990): 99109.

  • “Plato, Inquiry, and Painting.” Apeiron 23no. 2 (June 1990): 121145.

  • “Jewish Philosophy and Historical Self-Consciousness.” Journal of Religion 71no. 1 (January 1991): 3649.

  • “Spinoza in History.” Judaism 40no. 2 (Spring 1991): 239249.

  • “Franz Rosenzweig, Objectivity, and the New Thinking.” Judaism 40no. 4 (Fall 1991): 521530.

  • “Reflections on Contemporary Jewish Thought.” CCAR Journal (Fall 1993): 3349.

  • “The Central Problem of Emil Fackenheim’s To Mend the World.” Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 5no. 2 (1996): 297312.

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  • “Levinas, Ethics, Religion.” Cahiers d’Etudes Levinassiennes 1 (2002): 268285.

  • “Fackenheim and the Holocaust: Setting the Record Straight.” Yad Vashem Studies 32 (2004): 720; also in Hebrew edition 5–16.

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Selected Reviews

  • Encounters between Judaism and Modern Philosophy by Emil L. Fackenheim. Studies in Religion 5no. 1 (19751976): 7880.

  • Buber’s Way to I and Thou by Rivka Horowitz. Review of Metaphysics 34no. 3 (1981): 812813.

  • Gershom Scholem: Kabbalah and Counter-History by David Biale. Judaism 31no. 1 (1982): 124128.

  • Essays in Jewish Intellectual History by Alexander Altmann. Journal of Religion 63no. 3 (1983): 319321.

  • Post-Holocaust Dialogues by Steven Katz. Journal of Religion 65 (1985): 433434.

  • Martin Buber: A Centenary Volume edited by J. Bloch and H. Gordon. Journal of Religion 67no. 1 (1987): 123124.

  • Miasma: Pollution and Purification in Early Greek Religion by Robert Parker. Journal of Religion 67no. 1 (1987): 133134.

  • The View from Nowhere by Thomas Nagel. Journal of Religion 68no. 2 (April 1988): 311312.

  • Interpreting the World: Kant’s Philosophy of History and Politics by William James Booth. Review of Metaphysics 42no. 2 (December 1988): 376378.

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  • Hegel: Religion, Economics, and the Politics of Spirit 1770–1807 by Laurence Dickey. Journal of Religion 69no. 1 (January 1989): 109111.

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  • Echoes from the Holocaust: Philosophical Reflections on a Dark Time edited by Alan Rosenberg and Gerald E. Myers. Journal of Religion 69no. 4 (October 1989): 583584.

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  • Meaning and Context. Quentin Skinner and His Critics edited by James Tully. Review of Metaphysics (December 1989): 425426.

  • Philosopher-Kings: The Argument of Plato’s Republic by C. D. C. Reeve. Review of Metaphysics (December 1989): 417418.

  • Listening to the Cicadas: A Study of Plato’s Phaedrus by G. R. F. Ferrari. Journal of the History of Philosophy 28no. 1 (January 1990): 117119.

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  • Hegel’s Critique of Liberalism. Rights in Context by Steven B. Smith. Journal of the History of Philosophy 29no. 4 (1991): 165166.

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  • Socrates on Trial by Tom Brickhouse and Nicholas Smith and Socrates in the Apology by C. D. C. Reeve. Journal of the History of Philosophy 29no. 2 (1991): 293295.

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  • Religion, Interpretation, and Diversity of Belief: The Framework Model from Kant to Durkheim to Davidson by Terry G. GodloveJr. Journal of the American Academy of Religion 59no. 4 (Winter 1991): 831835.

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  • Act and Idea in the Nazi Genocide by Berel Lang. Conservative Judaism 45no. 2 (Winter 1993): 8185.

  • The Two Gods of Leviathan by A. Martinich. Review of Metaphysics 48no. 1 (September 1994): 151153.

  • Heidegger’s Crisis by Hans Sluga. Review of Metaphysics 48no. 4 (June 1995): 931933.

  • Ancient Philosophy, Mystery, and Magic: Empedocles and Pythagorean Tradition by Peter Kingsley. American Historical Review (October 1997): 11291131.

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  • Hannah Arendt and the Jewish Question by Richard Bernstein. Review of Metaphysics (June 1998): 136138.

  • The Religion of Socrates by Mark McPherran. Journal of the American Academy of Religion 67no. 1 (Spring 1999): 228231.

  • Autonomy in Jewish Philosophy by Kenneth Seeskin. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (March 72002). https://ndpr.nd.edu/news/23358-autonomy-in-jewish-philosophy/.

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  • Levinas and Buber: Dialogue and Difference edited by Peter AttertonMatthew Calarco and Maurice Friedman. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (November 172005). https://ndpr.nd.edu/news/24907-levinas-and-buber-dialogue-and-difference/.

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  • A Secular Age by Charles Taylor. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (August 102008). https://ndpr.nd.edu/news/23696-a-secular-age/.

  • Law, Politics, and Morality in Judaism edited by Michael Walzer. History of Political Thought 39no. 2 (Summer 2009): 374378.

  • Essays on the History of Moral Philosophy by J. B. Schneewind. Utilitas 23no. 2 (2011): 241247.

  • Levinas and the Cinema of Redemption: Time, Ethics and the Feminine by Sam Girgus. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (February 282011). https://ndpr.nd.edu/news/24632-levinas-and-the-cinema-of-redemption-time-ethics-and-the-femine/.

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  • Reexamining Deconstruction and Determinate Religion: Toward a Religion with Religion edited by J. Aaron Simmons and Stephen Minister; and God and the Other: Ethics and Politics after the Theological Turn by J. Aaron Simmons. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 75no. 1 (February 2014): 5965.

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  • Levinas and the Crisis of Humanism by Claire Elise Katz. AJS Review 39no. 1 (April 2015): 204207.

Interview and Dictionary Entries

  • “Emil L. Fackenheim.” In Encyclopedia of Religion2nd ed.vol. 5 edited by Lindsay Jones29492951. Farmington Hill, MI: Macmillan2005.

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  • “Emil Fackenheim.” In Cambridge Dictionary of Judaism and Jewish Culture edited by Judith Baskin170. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press2011.

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  • “On Repentance: An Interview with Michael L. Morgan.” In University of Toronto Journal of Jewish Thought 2 (2011): 18. http://tjjt.cjs.utoronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/On-Repentance-An-Interview-with-Michael-L.-Morgan-JJT-Vol.-2.pdf.

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  • “Franz Rosenzweig.” In Encyclopedia of Political Thoughtvol. 7 edited by Michael T. Gibbons. Chichester, West Sussex, UK; and Malden, MA: Blackwell-Wiley2014.

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  • “Fackenheim and Tikkun Olam.” In Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culturea project of the Simon Dubnow Institute at the University of Leipzig. Stuttgart: Verlag J.B. Metzler (Enzyklopaedie juedischer Geschichte und Kultur)forthcoming (German).

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