The Jewish Writings

By Hannah Arendt; Jerome Kohn (Editor); Ron H. Feldman (Editor)
(Schocken Books Inc, Paperback, 9780805211948, 559pp.)

Publication Date: February 26, 2008

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Although Hannah Arendt is not primarily known as a Jewish thinker, she probably wrote more about Jewish issues than any other topic. As a young adult in Germany, she wrote about German Jewish history. After moving to France in 1933, she helped Jewish youth immigrate to Palestine. During her years in Paris, her principle concern was the transformation of antinomianism from prejudice to policy, which would culminate in the Nazi "final solution." After France fell, Arendt escaped from an internment camp and made her way to America. There she wrote articles calling for a Jewish army to fight the Nazis. After the war, she supported the creation of a Jewish homeland in a binational (Arab-Jewish) state of Israel.
Arendt's original conception of political freedom cannot be fully grasped apart from her experience as a Jew. In 1961 she attended Adolf Eichmann's trial in Jerusalem. Her report, "Eichmann in Jerusalem, "provoked an immense controversy, which culminated in her virtual excommunication from the worldwide Jewish community. Today that controversy is the subject of serious re-evaluation, especially among younger people in the United States, Europe, and Israel.
The publication of "The Jewish Writings"-much of which has never appeared before-traces Arendt's life and thought as a Jew. It will put an end to any doubts about the centrality, from beginning to end, of Arendt's Jewish experience.



About the Author
Hannah Arendt (1906 1975) was an influential German political theorist and philosopher whose works include "The Origins of Totalitarianism", "The Human Condition", and "Eichmann in Jerusalem".



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