This day in Jewish history / A born-again Jewish philosopher is born for the first time
German-Jewish philosopher Franz Rosenzweig was ready to convert to Christianity until one last experience of Yom Kippur turned him in the other direction.
On December 25, 1886, German-Jewish philosopher Franz Rosenzweig was born. Rosenzweig is best remembered for announcing his intention in 1913 to become a Christian, but deciding he wanted first to expose himself to the experience of life as an observant and studious Jew so that he would be making the move with open eyes. He learned about Judaism and then attended High Holiday services that year, and the...
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