Published: May 23, 2016

Elias SacksElias Sacks, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Graduate Studies for the Program in Jewish Studies, recently published an essay in the Jewish Review of Books.  Entitled “Saving the World,” the essay explores recent scholarship on the German-Jewish thinker Franz Rosenzweig and his near-conversion to Christianity.  In April 2016, Professor Sacks also spoke at a conference at Princeton University entitled “Judaism in Modern Philosophy: Spinoza, Hermann Cohen, and the Legacies of German Idealism” and hosted, with Professor Sarah Pessin (University of Denver), the annual Week of Jewish Philosophy, featuring seminars with Professor Michael Morgan (Indiana University).  Professor Sacks’s forthcoming book, Moses Mendelssohn’s Living Script: Philosophy, Practice, History, Judaism (Indiana University Press), will appear in December 2016.