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Solving the “Jewish Problem”: Jewish Social Policy, 1860–1933

Derek J. Penslar

in Shylock's Children: Economics and Jewish Identity in Modern Europe

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225909
eISBN:
9780520925847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225909.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter talks about Jewish social policy, particularly that produced by the simultaneous intertwining of the institutional-administrative and socioeconomic aspects of Jewish society, and ... More


Contesting Identities in Jewish Philanthropy

Kerri P. Steinberg

in Diasporas and Exiles: Varieties of Jewish Identity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520228641
eISBN:
9780520926899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228641.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the reluctance of mainstream Jewish philanthropies to allow for the reality of Jewish diversity. It contrasts the univocal conception of Jewish identity that informs the work ... More


The Origins of Modern Jewish Philanthropy, 1789–1860

Derek J. Penslar

in Shylock's Children: Economics and Jewish Identity in Modern Europe

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225909
eISBN:
9780520925847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225909.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter talks about Jewish philanthropy, which is an arena of clashing approaches to the study of the Jewish past. These approaches are called “essentialist,” “contextualist,” and “comparative.” ... More


Leitourgia and the Poor in the Early Christian World

Susan R. Holman

in The Hungry are Dying: Beggars and Bishops in Roman Cappadocia

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139129
eISBN:
9780199834310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139127.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter provides a broad overview of the poor in the early Christian world, and especially considers their relationship to the liturgies (Greek “leitourgia”) of religious and civic practice. It ... More


Emissaries from the Holy Land: The Sephardic Diaspora and the Practice of Pan-Judaism in the Eighteenth Century

Matthias B. Lehmann

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804789653
eISBN:
9780804792462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789653.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Emissaries from the Holy Land tells the story of a philanthropic network that was overseen by the Jewish community leadership in the Ottoman capital city of Istanbul between the 1720s and the 1820s ... More


Epilogue: Back-to-the-City Jews and the Legacies of Metropolitan Urbanism

lila corwin berman

in Metropolitan Jews: Politics, Race, and Religion in Postwar Detroit

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226247830
eISBN:
9780226247977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226247977.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

By the early decades of the twenty-first century, Jews in Detroit were arguably more invested in urbanism than they had been for many years. Millennial Jewish Detroit activists reinvented the ... More


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