Moses Mendelssohn

Moses Mendelssohn

Born: September 6, 1729

Died: January 4, 1786

Nationality: German

Occupation: Philosopher

Biography: Moses Mendelssohn was a German Jewish philosopher to whose ideas the Haskalah is indebted. Although himself a practicing orthodox Jew, he has been referred to as the father of Reform Judaism.

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Source/Notes: Jerusalem: Or on Religious Power and Judaism (1983 edition), Brandeis University Press - ISBN: 9780874512649
Source/Notes: Moses Mendelssohn: Philosophical Writings (1997 edition), Cambridge University Press - ISBN: 9780521574778

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Source/Notes: Jerusalem: Or on Religious Power and Judaism (2013 edition), Brandeis University Press - ISBN: 9781611685176