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The Spin on Spinoza—Rebel or Traitor?

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/books/article/the_spin_on_spinoza_rebel_or_traitor_20060526

"Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity": Traditional Judaism feared and distrusted this child of the enlightenment. Although prominent Jewish thinkers, from Moses Mendelssohn to Solomon Maimon to modern Zionists, have claimed him as their own, every deliberation on Spinoza wonders -- is he a Jewish thinker?

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