Remembering Alexander Altmann.
Mistaking the sign for the thing itself.
Our secular culture tells believers that they are too sensible to remain people of faith.
And perhaps some enlightened despots.
Reason, revelation, and tolerance.
Does Islam need a Haskalah?
With a fresh take on Moses Mendelssohn.
Misrepresenting his true brilliance, a recent book portrays the towering talmudic scholar Elijah of Vilna as a more radical modernizer than the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn.