Michah Gottlieb is Associate Professor in the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. A leading expert on the towering German-Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn (1729 – 1786), Dr. Gottlieb was kind enough to grant me this interview. Q: How did you first become interested in Moses Mendelssohn? A: I was first…

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REFUSING TO LOOK AWAY — by Joanne Intrator When I became a physician – a psychiatrist – I did so in no small part because of the dread thunderhead shadow Nazism cast over my young life. In escaping Hitler’s Germany, my Jewish parents were relatively fortunate, yet I always had a sense that the severe…

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I’m pleased to be offering this in-depth interview with author Joshua Teplitsky, who has been showered with enthusiastic reviews for his recently-published book about David Oppenheim — PRINCE OF THE PRESS; HOW ONE COLLECTOR BUILT HISTORY’S MOST ENDURING AND REMARKABLE JEWISH LIBRARY.  David Oppenheim (1664 – 1736) was among the most influential Jewish intellectuals of his day.…

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