A fascinating and eclectic collection of twenty-two essays, Essays in Jewish Thought examines and explores divers topics of Jewish thought and history. From Judaism's view of ancient Rome at its imperial apogee and the Dead Sea Scrolls to Jewish thought in Europe's revolutions of 1848 and Franz Kafka, the collection offers a rich compendium of essays of interest to scholars, historians, philosophers, and students.
Nahum Norbert Glatzer (1903-1990) earned his Ph.D. at the University of Frankfurt, where he was Martin Buber's successor until forced to flee Hitler. In 1938 he came to the U.S., where he taught at Brandeis and Boston universities, among others. An editor as well as a scholar, he was a founder of Schocken Books and edited the works of Franz Kafka for publication in English, and he became a notable interpreter of Kafka and Franz Rosenzweig.