Simon Dubnow Institute
for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University

Shmuel Feiner: Moses Mendelssohn - ein jüdischer Denker in der Zeit der Aufklärung

Translated from Hebrew by Inge Yassur.

With a foreword of Dan Diner



224 pp. with 20 illustrations

Hardcover with dust jacket

Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2009

ISBN 978-3-525-35097-3

Price: 28,00 € (D)  










In his compelling and lucid biographical portrait of Moses Mendelssohn, Prof. Shmuel Feiner describes the rise and success of the philosopher, and his rejection by contemporaries. Dr. Finer is Professor of Jewish History and holder of the Braun Chair at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, and one of the most prominent specialists on modern Jewish history. In his book, he sketches the life and work of one of the most significant philosophers of his era, who helped paved the way for Emanicipation, and as a Jew also lived through other painful experiences which clearly differed from those of colleagues in the majority society around him.