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Nahum N. Glatzer assumed care of the Rosenzweig archives and secured the legacy of his teacher by presenting in English Rosenzweig’s life and thought to an American audience. Glatzer weaves citations from diaries, letters, and memoirs, and provides…

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During the First World War, Franz Rosenzweig enlisted in the army. While he was serving on the Macedonian front, he began to develop his ideas for a book which he claimed could never be published. To avoid possible death before putting The Star of…

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Franz Rosenzweig died on December 9, 1929. In accordance with Jewish tradition, the body was placed on the floor with a candle next to it and was covered with a linen cloth. He was buried in a cemetery of the Frankfurt Jewish community, where his…

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Rosenzweig was raised in a secular Jewish home in Kassel, Germany. His renewed connection with Judaism as an adult led to a career in Jewish adult education that emphasized Jewish religious knowledge. In 1920, he was appointed director of the Freies…

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Franz Rosenzweig was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in the early months of 1922. By the end of 1922, he could no longer write. As his condition worsened and oral dictation was no longer possible, a special typewriter (visible in this…

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From 1930-1933 Buber was professor of religion at the University of Frankfurt before moving to Palestine to work as professor of social philosophy at Hebrew University from 1938-1951. Along with his philosophical works, like I and Thou (1937), Buber…

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The tallit (prayer shawl) is a portable spiritual home in which one can wrap oneself. According to Jewish tradition, a Jewish male is buried in his tallit with the corners cut off. The cut-off corner fringes signify that the tallit can no longer be…

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The conceptual design for Franz Rosenzweig’s Der Stern der Erloesung (The Star of Redemption) is illustrated in Rosenzweig hand. The six-pointed Star Symbol clockwise from top: God - Revelation – Human Being – Redemption – Universe -…

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Throughout his life, Franz Rosenzweig would compose poems dedicated to those closest to or influential on him . This poem is dedicated to Martin Buber, Rosenzweig's partner in translation for a number of projects during the years of his illness.…

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Nahum N. Glatzer, a disciple of Franz Rosenzweig, succeeded Martin Buber in his chair at the University of Frankfurt in 1932. Glazter moved to the United States in 1938 and, after a series of academic posts, began teaching at Brandeis University in…
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