Select Publications

The Value of the Particular: Lessons from Judaism and the Modern Jewish Experience, Festschrift for Steven T. Katz on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday, edited by Michael Zank and Ingrid Anderson, with the editorial assistance of Sarah Leventer and an introduction by Michael Zank [Series: Journal for Jewish Thought and Philosophy Supplementa, ed. Elliot Wolfson et al.], Boston: Brill, 2015.

Take A Teacher, Make A Friend. Students Write for Elie Wiesel, edited by Michael Zank and Leanne Hoppe, with an introduction by Michael Zank (Boston: Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies, 2014).

“Jerusalem in Religious Studies: The City and Scripture” in Jerusalem: Conflict and Cooperation in a Contested City edited by Miriam Elman and Madeleine Adelman, Syracuse/NY: Syracuse University Press, 2014, pp. 114-142.

(With Thomas Meyer), “More Early Writings by Leo Strauss from the Jüdische Wochenzeitung für Cassel, Hessen und Waldeck (1925–1928)” in Interpretation 39/11, Spring-Summer 2012, pp. 109-137.

(With Hartwig Wiedebach), “The Kant-Maimonides Constellation” JJTP 20.2 (2012), 135-145.

“The Heteronomy of Modern Jewish Philosophy” in JJTP 20.1 (2012), 99-134.

“Justice” in The Cambridge History of Jewish Philosophy: The Modern Era, edited by Martin Kavka, Zachary Braiterman, and David Novak (Cambridge, New York, etc.: Cambridge University Press, 2012), pp. 704-738.

“Strauss, Schmitt, and Peterson: Comparative Contours of the ‘Theological Political Predicament’” in German-Jewish Thought Between Religion and Politics. FS Mendes Flohr, ed. Martina Urban and Christian Wiese (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2012), pp. 317-333.

“Jasper’s Achsenzeit Hypothesis: A Critical Reappraisal” 30th-Anniversary Festschrift for the Karl Jaspers Society of North America, Philosophical Faith and the Future of Humanity, ed. Alan Olson, Greg Walters, and Helmut Wautischer (Amsterdam: Springer Verlag, 2012), pp. 189-202.

“Holy City: Jerusalem in Time, Space, and the Imagination” in Transformations. Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy (Thematic issue on “Teaching the City”), Vol. XIX/1, 2008: 40-67.

“How Does One Become a Jewish Philosopher? Reflections on a Canonical Status” in Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies (JSRI) volume 6, no. 18, Winter 2007.

Review of Leora Batnitzky, Leo Strauss and Emmanuel Levinas: Philosophy and the Politics of Revelation (Cambridge University Press, 2006) in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2007).

“Zwischen den Stühlen. On the Taxonomic Anxieties of Modern Jewish Philosophy” in European Journal of Jewish Studies, Volume 1, Number 1, 2007, pp. 105-134.

“Politische Theologie als Genealogie. Anmerkungen zu Schmitt, Strauss, Peterson und Assmann”” in Fragen nach dem einen Gott. Die Monotheismusdebatte im Kontext, ed. Gesine Palmer. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2007, 229-250.

“”Where Art Thou? Biblical Perspectives on Responsibility”” in Responsibility, ed. Barbara Darling-Smith, Rowman&Littlefield, 2007, pp. 63-76.

New Perspectives on Martin Buber [Religion in Philosophy and Theology, ed. Ingo Dalferth, vol. 22] Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2006.

“Beyond the ‘Theologico-Political Predicament:’ Toward a Contextualization of the Early Strauss” Paper given at the APA Eastern Div. Mtg in New York, Dec. 2005 (pdf).

“The First Critical Edition of the Writings of Hermann Cohen” in EAJS newsletter 16 (Spring 2005), 48-58.

“The Ethics of Rebuke” in Textual Reasoning, Volume 4, Number 1 November, 2005.

“Jewish Ethics in a Modern World” in Modern Judaism: An Oxford Guide, ed. Nicholas deLange and Miri Freud-Kandel. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2005, pp. 325-337.

“Arousing Suspicion Against a Prejudice: Leo Strauss and the Study of Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed” in Moses Maimonides (1138-1204) – His Religious, Scientific, and Philosophical Wirkungsgeschichte in Different Cultural Contexts, ed. by Görge K. Hasselhoff and Otfried Fraisse (Ex Oriente Lux: Rezeptionen und Exegesen als Traditionskritik, vol. 4) Würzburg: Ergon Verlag, 2004.

“The Ethics in Hermann Cohen’s System of Philosophy” in Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy, Volume 13, Numbers 1-3, 2004, pp. 1-15.

“Blasphemie und Säkularisation” in tr-deutsch (May 2004).

Martin Buber (2004) in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Updated (with co-author Zachary Braiterman) 2014.

“Norbert Samuelson, Revelation and the God of Israel,” in Modern Judaism vol. 24, no. 1 (Febr. 2004): 93-100.

“Jüdische Religionsphilosophie als Apologie des Mosaismus” in Archivio di filosofia, 2003, (LXXI) Nr.1-3, pp. 173-182.

“The Rosenzweig-Rosenstock Triangle, or, What Can We Learn From Letters to Gritli?: A Review Essay” in Modern Judaism, vol. 23 nr. 1, February 2003, 74-98.

Leo Strauss: The Early Writings (1921-1932) (SUNY Series in the Jewish Thought of Leo Strauss, ed. Kenneth H. Green), Albany: SUNY Press, 2002.

“Franz Rosenzweig, the 1920s, and the <email> moment of textual reasoning” in: Textual Reasonings: Jewish Philosophy and Text Study After Modernity, edited by Peter Ochs and Nancy Levene. London: SCM Press, 2002, pp. 229-250.

The Idea of Atonement in the Philosophy of Hermann Cohen Providence, Rhode Island: Brown Judaic Studies, 2000.

“The Rabbinic Epithet Gevurah” in Approaches to Ancient Judaism vol. 14, ed. Jacob Neusner (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1998), pp. 83-169.

“Goldhagen in Germany: Historians’ Nightmare and Popular Hero. An Essay on the Reception of Hitler’s Willing Executioners in Germany” in: Religious Studies Review, vol. 24 no. 3 (July 1998), 231-240.