Professor Jonathan Israel explores Spinoza's role as a revolutionary thinker and precursor to the modern human rights movement in the 2017 Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies.
Tracie Matysik explains the controversy around Spinoza's unconventional ideas about God and humanity, and why they suggest we should slow down in a fast-paced world.
Is heresy still a meaningful concept in American Judaism? Daniel Schwartz argues that the discussions Spinoza inspires are more relevant than ever.
During World War I, philosopher Hermann Cohen argued that Jews could be true and full citizens of the new German nation-state. Many of his contemporaries, including other Jews, disagreed. Professor Michael Rosenthal explains.
Hamza Zafer examines the intellectual and theological exchanges between Muslim thinkers and Jewish thinkers like Saadia Gaon.
New interview with Michael Rosenthal on the controversial philosopher.
The complex life of the woman behind one of modern philosophy's most infamous phrases.
An ancient practice is now the focus of intense debates. Prof. Michael Rosenthal explains why he decided to organize a panel discussion.