(b. Vienna 1923, d. Berlin 1987) was a Jewish studies scholar , a religious sociologist , and a philosopher .
After attaining his postdoctoral in 1946, Taubes emigrated to the United States to teach Jewish Studies and Religious Studies. In 1963, Taubes left Columbia University (New York) to become a professor of Hermeneutics at the Free University Berlin. Taubes became the founding director of the Institute for Judaic Studies at the Free University. He presided over the Institute until 1979 when he became the director of the Institute for Hermeneutics. His works include: Abendländische Eschatologie (Bern 1947), Ad Carl Schmitt. Gegenstrebige Fügung (Berlin 1987).