Philo
Philo of Alexandria (/ˈfaɪloʊ/; Greek: Φίλων, Philōn; c. 25 BCE – c. 50 CE), also called Philo Judaeus, was a Hellenistic Jewish philosopher who lived in Alexandria, in the Roman province of Egypt.Phi...
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Will Herberg
Will Herberg (June 30, 1901 – March 27, 1977) was an American Jewish writer, intellectual and scholar. He was known as a social philosopher and sociologist of religion, as well as a Jewish theologian...
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Abraham Joshua Heschel (January 11, 1907 – December 23, 1972) was a Polish-born American rabbi and one of the leading Jewish theologians and Jewish philosophers of the 20th century. Heschel, a pr...
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Isaac Israeli ben Solomon
Isaac Israeli ben Solomon (Hebrew: Yitzhak ben Shlomo ha-Yisraeli; Arabic: Abu Ya'qub Ishaq ibn Suleiman al-Isra'ili) (c. 832 – c. 932), also known as Isaac Israeli the Elder and Isaac Judaeus, ...
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Alexander Rofe
Alexander Rofé (born June 22, 1932) is Professor Emeritus of the Bible at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Alexander Rofé was born in Pisa, Italy in 1932. His father, Gersh Roifer was active ...
Dov Elbaum
Dov Elbaum (born on 21 December 1970) is an Israeli writer, editor, journalist, television host and Jewish philosophy lecturer.
Dov Elbaum was born in Jerusalem's Mea She'arim neighborhood to an u...
David ben Boaz
David ben Boaz (Hebrew: דוד בן בעז, Arabic: Abu Sa'id Dawud ibn Bu'az) was a Karaite Jewish scholar who flourished in the tenth century CE. He is reported to have been the fifth in the line of descent...
Zvi Hirsch Kalischer
Zvi (Zwi) Hirsch Kalischer (24 March 1795 – 16 October 1874) was an Orthodox German rabbi who expressed views, from a religious perspective, in favour of the Jewish re-settlement of the Land of Israel...
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Hayim Greenberg
Hayim Greenberg (Hebrew: חַיִּים גרינברג‎ ‎ 1889, Bessarabia – 1953) was a US Judaism thinker and Labor Zionist thinker. He was the head of poalei Zion and he was the editor along with...
Joseph ben Hayyim Jabez
Joseph ben Hayyim Jabez (also "Yaavetz") (15th century-16th century) was a Spanish-Jewish theologian. He lived for a time in Portugal, where he associated with Joseph Hayyun, who inspired him with tha...
Samuel Holdheim
Samuel Holdheim (1806 – 22 August 1860) was a German rabbi and author, and one of the more extreme leaders of the early Reform Movement in Judaism. A pioneer in modern Jewish homiletics, he was often...
Shneur Zalman of Liadi
Shneur Zalman of Liady (Hebrew: שניאור זלמן מליאדי‎) (September 4, 1745 – December 15, 1812 O.S. / 18 Elul 5505 - 24 Tevet 5573), was an Orthodox Rabbi, and the founder and first Rebbe of Ch...
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Abraham Isaac Kook
Abraham Isaac Kook (1865–1935) was the first Ashkenazi chief rabbi of the British Mandatory Palestine, the founder of Yeshiva Mercaz HaRav Kook (The Central Yeshiva For The Masses), Jewish thinker, H...
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Moshe Leib Lilienblum
Moshe Leib Lilienblum (Yiddish: משה לייב לילינבלום; October 22, 1843 in Keidany, Kovno Governorate - February 12, 1910 in Odessa) was a Jewish scholar and author.From his father he learned the cal...
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Maimonides Synagogue
The Maimonides Synagogue (Hebrew: בית כנסת הרמב"ם‎, translit: Beit Knesset ha-Rambam; Arabic: كنيس ابن ميمون‎), also known as the Rav Moshe Synagogue, is a historic synagogue located i...
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Paul R. Mendes-Flohr
Paul R. Mendes-Flohr (born 17 April 1941) is a leading scholar of modern Jewish thought. As an intellectual historian, Mendes-Flohr specializes in 19th and 20th Century Jewish thinkers, including Mart...
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Yehezkel Kaufmann
Yehezkel Kaufmann (Hebrew: יחזקאל קויפמן) (born 1889; died 9 October 1963) was an Israeli philosopher and Biblical scholar associated with Hebrew University.
Kaufmann was born in Ukraine. His Tal...
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Yisroel Salanter
Rabbi Yisroel ben Ze'ev Wolf Lipkin, also known as "Yisroel Salanter" or "Israel Salanter" (November 3, 1810, Zhagory – February 2, 1883, Königsberg), was the father of the Musar movement in Orthodox ...
Pinchas Hacohen Peli
Pinchas Hacohen Peli (1930–1989) was an Israeli modern Orthodox rabbi, essayist, poet and scholar of Judaism and Jewish philosophy.
He was born in Jerusalem, Israel in 1930 to a Hasidic fami...
Hasdai Crescas
Hasdai ben Judah Crescas ([həzˈðaj ˈβeɲ ʒuˈða ˈkɾeskəs]; Hebrew: חסדאי קרשקש‎; b. Barcelona, c.1340; d. Zaragoza, 1410/1411) was a Spanish-Jewish philosopher and a renowned halakhist (teacher of...
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Zundel Salant
'Yoseph Zundel of Salant (1786–1866) (also known as Zundel Salant) was an Ashkenazi rabbi, and the primary teacher of Rabbi Yisrael Salanter.
Zundel was born on the first day of Rosh Hashana in 17...
Franz Rosenzweig
Franz Rosenzweig (December 25, 1886 – December 10, 1929) was a Jewish theologian and philosopher.
Franz Rosenzweig was born in Kassel, Germany to a middle-class, minimally observant, Jewish f...
Moshe Chaim Luzzatto
Moshe Chaim Luzzatto (Hebrew: משה חיים לוצאטו, also Moses Chaim, Moses Hayyim, also Luzzato) (1707, Padua – 16 May 1746, Acre (26 Iyar 5506)), also known by the Hebrew acronym RaMCHaL (or RaMHaL, רמח"...
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Nahmanides
Nahmanides [Nah-man-nid-ez] (רבי משה בן נחמן), also known as Rabbi Moses ben Naḥman Girondi, Bonastruc ça (de) Porta and by his acronym Ramban (1194 – 1270), was a leading medieval Jewish scholar, Cat...
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Samson Raphael Hirsch
Samson Raphael Hirsch (June 20, 1808 – December 31, 1888) was a German rabbi best known as the intellectual founder of the Torah im Derech Eretz school of contemporary Orthodox Judaism. Occasionally t...
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Solomon ibn Gabirol
Solomon ibn Gabirol (Hebrew: שלמה בן יהודה אבן גבירול‎, Shelomo ben Yehuda ibn Gabirol; Arabic: أبوأيوب سليمان بن يحيى بن جبيرول‎, Abu Ayyūb Suleiman ibn Yahya ibn Jabirūl), also k...
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Azariah dei Rossi
Azariah ben Moses dei Rossi (Hebrew: עזריה מן האדומים) was an Italian-Jewish physician and scholar. He was born at Mantua in 1513 or 1514; and died in 1578. He was descended from an old Jewish family ...
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Gilles Bernheim
Gilles Uriel Bernheim ([ʒil y.ʁjɛl bɛʁ.nɛm]; born 30 May 1952) is a French rabbi who was formerly the Chief Rabbi of France. Born in Aix-les-Bains, Savoie, in 1952, he was elected by the general assem...
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Bahya ibn Paquda
Bahya ben Joseph ibn Paquda (also: Pakuda, Bakuda, Hebrew: בחיי אבן פקודה, Arabic: بهية بن باكودا‎) was a Jewish philosopher and rabbi who lived at Zaragoza, Spain, in the first half of the ...
Menachem Mendel Taub
Menachem Mendel Taub (born 1923) is the Rebbe of the Kaliv Hasidic dynasty. Born in Transylvania in 1923, he is seventh in a direct paternal line to the founder of the dynasty, Rabbi Yitzchak Izak of ...