Franz Rosenzweig





Franz Rosenzweig

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born
in Kassel, Germany
December 25, 1886

died
December 10, 1929

gender
male

genre

influences


About this author

Franz Rosenzweig's story, like Gershom Scholem and Franz Kafka, was that of a return to the very core of Jewish life from the assimilated periphery. Rosenzweig was born into a wealthy, acculturated family in Kassel, Germany. After studying medicine, his scholastic interest shifted toward philosophy and his dissertation later became a two-volume study entitled Hegel und der Staat [Hegel and the State] (1920), which is displayed in the Bezalel Bookcase. It was at this stage in his life where he was ready to abandon Judaism and convert to Christianity, but only on one condition. Like the earliest Christians, he would enter as a Jew, not a pagan. In 1913, as a last resort, he attended Kol Nidre services. In that orthodox synagogue, he had a rel ...more


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More books by Franz Rosenzweig…
“Jetzt kommt die Pointe aller Pointen, die mir der Herr im Schlaf verliehen hat.”
Franz Rosenzweig

“Love is only surpassing sweet when it is directed toward a mortal object, and the secret of this ultimate sweetness only is defined by the bitterness of death. Thus the white peoples of the world foresee a time when their land with its rivers and mountains still lies under heaven as it does today, but other people dwell there; when their language is entombed in books, and their laws and customs have lost their living power.”
Franz Rosenzweig, Franz Rosenzweig: His Life and Thought