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Vienna: “This Mocking and Innocent City”

in Literary Passports: The Making of Modernist Hebrew Fiction in Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770644
eISBN:
9780804777247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770644.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter discusses Vienna as an important intellectual center for Hebrew modernism. Within a few years around World War I, Hebrew and Yiddish literature blossomed in Vienna. The diaries and ... More


Drifting Rabbis, Shifting Centers, and the Burgeoning Czech-German Conflict

in Rabbis and Revolution: The Jews of Moravia in the Age of Emancipation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770569
eISBN:
9780804776523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770569.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter describes the demographic, financial, and social transformations that emerged when the Czech-German conflict began to dominate public life in Moravia. It focuses on the migration of ... More


Discovering the Nation: Nathan Birnbaum and Early Viennese Jewish Nationalism, 1882–90

in Nathan Birnbaum and Jewish Modernity: Architect of Zionism, Yiddishism, and Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778732
eISBN:
9780804785006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778732.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Nathan Birnbaum was born on May 16, 1864 in Vienna, Austria. His parents, Menachem Mendel Birnbaum and Miriam Seelenfreund Birnbaum, and his wife, Rosa Korngut, all belonged to the same generation of ... More


New Conflicts, New Directions: Birnbaum's New Nationalist Course and the Arrival of Herzl

in Nathan Birnbaum and Jewish Modernity: Architect of Zionism, Yiddishism, and Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778732
eISBN:
9780804785006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778732.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

In the last years of the nineteenth century, Nathan Birnbaum was already a prominent figure in the Zionist movement in Vienna. In addition to leading the Kadimah Society, Birnbaum published a ... More


On the Way to Yiddish and Emigration

in From Kabbalah to Class Struggle: Expressionism, Marxism, and Yiddish Literature in the Life and Work of Meir Wiener

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770071
eISBN:
9780804777254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770071.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Jewish culture underwent radical changes in the aftermath of the wars, revolutions, and other upheavals in Eastern and Central Europe from 1914 to 1921. Multinational empires collapsed and Yiddish ... More


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