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Introduction When Rabbis Became Novelists:: The Emergence of Jewish Literature in Nineteenth-Century Germany

in Middlebrow Literature and the Making of German-Jewish Identity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761222
eISBN:
9780804774239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761222.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This introductory chapter discusses the emergence of “Jewish literature” in the nineteenth century. In this period when Jews were rapidly ascending into the ranks of the middle classes, undertaking ... More


A Translator Culture

in Faithful Renderings: Jewish-Christian Difference and the Politics of Translation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226745053
eISBN:
9780226745077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226745077.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines German–Jewish culture through the lens of translation, beginning with Moses Mendelssohn's Bible translation and ending with the translation theory of Walter Benjamin. While ... More


The Idea of Czernowitz

Marianne Hirsch

in Ghosts of Home: The Afterlife of Czernowitz in Jewish Memory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257726
eISBN:
9780520944909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257726.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter introduces the “idea of Czernowitz,” which featured the adherence to German as its central ingredient. It examines the ideologues of Romanianization, which used the educational system as ... More


Berlin: Between the Scheunenviertel and the Romanisches Café

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/9780804770644.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter explores the emergence of modernist Hebrew literature in Berlin. Between 1920 and 1925, Berlin was a major center of Hebrew literary activity. A very distinguished group of East European ... More


Mirror-Man

in The Anti-Journalist: Karl Kraus and Jewish Self-Fashioning in Fin-de-Siecle Europe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709703
eISBN:
9780226709727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709727.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines the revealing affinities between the works of Karl Kraus and Franz Kafka. It suggests that the affinities between Kraus and Kafka will help us to situate Kraus' anti-journalism, ... More


Mixed Feelings: Tropes of Love in German Jewish Culture

Katja Garloff

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704963
eISBN:
9781501706011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704963.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Since the late eighteenth century, writers and thinkers have used the idea of love—often unrequited or impossible love—to comment on the changing cultural, social, and political position of Jews in ... More


“My 1933”

Hermann Levin Goldschmidt

in The Legacy of German Jewry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228263
eISBN:
9780823237142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228263.003.0029
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses “My 1933”, the last work written by Hermann Levin Goldschmidt about the German Jewry. The central text of this collection represents a different kind of self-assertion achieved ... More


Love and Bildung for Hannah Arendt

Gabriel Motzkin

in Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520220560
eISBN:
9780520923669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220560.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

There is a story that has been told about German–Jewish culture, which is that German Jews were uniquely interested in Bildung. They adopted the ideal of self-cultivation, of being educated people, ... More


Conclusion: The Afterlife of Anti-Journalism

in The Anti-Journalist: Karl Kraus and Jewish Self-Fashioning in Fin-de-Siecle Europe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709703
eISBN:
9780226709727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709727.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study of Karl Kraus' anti-journalism. It suggests that while Kraus' anti-journalism alienates contemporary readers, tracing its formation prompts us to ... More


Gershom Scholem: An Intellectual Biography

Amir Engel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226428635
eISBN:
9780226428772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226428772.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book discusses the life and work of the best-known Israeli scholar, the Kabbalah historian of German Jewish descent, Gershom Scholem (1897 – 1982). It offers a new perspective on this seminal ... More


The Stories of Gershom Scholem

Amir Engel

in Gershom Scholem: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226428635
eISBN:
9780226428772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226428772.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter explains the novelty of the book’s approach over and against the existing literature in the field. It does so by posing the fundamental question regarding Scholem, namely, why is Scholem ... More


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