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Exemplarity and ChosennessRosenzweig and Derrida on the Nation of Philosophy$
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Dana Hollander

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780804755214

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804755214.001.0001

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Nationality, Judaism, and the Sacredness of Language

Nationality, Judaism, and the Sacredness of Language

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(p.118) 5 Nationality, Judaism, and the Sacredness of Language
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Exemplarity and Chosenness
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804755214.003.0006

This chapter examines Franz Rosenzweig's views on the questions of nationality, language, and translation in his Jüdische Rundschau. It analyzes the role of German, Jewish, and German-Jewish exemplarity in Jacques Derrida's philosophical nationality project, and puts forward Derrida Rosenzweig's views on Jewish existence and Hermann Cohen's views on German Judaism to pursue the question of (Jewish) identity or belonging through the optic of exemplarity. The chapter also considers Derrida's views on the debate between Rosenzweig and Gershom Scholem on the issue of translation and sacred language.

Keywords:   Franz Rosenzweig, sacred language, translation, nationality, Jüdische Rundschau, Jacques Derrida, Jewish existence, German Judaism, exemplarity, Gershom Scholem

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