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In Praise of Jewish Ritual: Modern Medicine and the Defense of Ancient Traditions

John M. Efron

in Medicine and the German Jews: A History

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083774
eISBN:
9780300133592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083774.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes the complementary relationship enjoyed by science and Judaism. The Jewish scientist was not swayed by the nineteenth-century French philosopher Auguste Comte, who proclaimed ... More


Becoming Ethnic, Becoming American: Different Patterns and Configurations of the Assimilation of Eastern European Jews, 1890–1940

Ewa Morawska

in Divergent Jewish Cultures: Israel and America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300084269
eISBN:
9780300130218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300084269.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter defines the relationship of the historical experience with ethnic norms in wide-ranging comparisons of alternative modes of assimilation adopted by Eastern European Jews in the United ... More


How Central European Jewish Women Confronted Modernity

Harriet Pass Freidenreich

in Women and Judaism: New Insights and Scholarship

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732182
eISBN:
9780814733110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732182.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the lives of Jewish women in Central Europe during the first decades of the 20th century. In the transition from traditional Jewish society to modernity, Orthodox observances ... More


A Politics and Poetics of Diaspora: Heine's “Hebräische Melodien”

Bluma Goldstein

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/9780520228641.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

During the first half of the nineteenth century, Central European Jews struggled both to free themselves from the constrictions of the halakha and to become fully integrated citizens. The golden age ... More


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