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Oded Heilbronner (ed.), Weimar Jewry and the Crisis of Modernization, 1918–1933. Jerusalem: The Magnes Press, 1994. 318 pp.

Yeshayahu A. Jelinek

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195134681
eISBN:
9780199848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134681.003.0026
Subject:
History, History of Religion

A review of the book, Weimar Jewry and the Crisis of Modernization, 1918–1933 by Oded Heilbronner (ed.) is presented. This book is a collection of essays. It has neither introduction nor conclusion, ... More


Was Urbanization Harmful to Jewish Tradition and Identity in Germany?

Steven M. Lowenstein

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195134681
eISBN:
9780199848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134681.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

German Jewry has often been depicted in terms of the contrast between a core area of traditional Jewishness in small towns and an urban Jewish population that was culturally creative and prosperous ... More


Introduction

Willi Goetschel and David Suchoff

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/9780823228263.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter discusses the coverage of this book, which is about the legacy and history of the German Jewry. This book was first published in 1957, but it seemed then that it was a less ... More


Introduction

Marion A. Kaplan

in Jewish Daily Life in Germany, 1618-1945

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195171648
eISBN:
9780199871346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171648.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This introductory chapter presents an overview of the book. It begins with a discussion of the purpose of the book, which is to examine the qualitative aspects of the life of Jews in Germany. The ... More


Enlightenment

Ritchie Robertson

in The ‘Jewish Question’ in German Literature 1749–1939: Emancipation and its Discontents

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199248889
eISBN:
9780191697784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248889.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the link between Jewish emancipation and the Enlightenment, exploring the difficulties of adapting Judaism to the secular world without sacrificing its distinctive character. ... More


Education

Steven M. Lowenstein

in Jewish Daily Life in Germany, 1618-1945

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195171648
eISBN:
9780199871346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171648.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter shows that virtually every German Jew born in the second and third quarters of the 19th century received an elementary German education and could read and write German. Advanced Talmudic ... More


German Jews and the Writing of Modern Life

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/9780226709727.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter traces the often unexpected, frequently paradoxical, and mostly dolorous ways in which German-Jewish authors framed journalistic writing as a privileged emblem of acculturated German ... More


The Empty House and Shofar

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/9780823228263.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses The Empty House and Shofar, works of German writer Karl Otten. The Empty House, published in 1959, is a prose anthology that included selections by Paul Adler, Ernst Blass, and ... More


Jewish Residential Patterns

Steven M. Lowenstein

in Jewish Daily Life in Germany, 1618-1945

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195171648
eISBN:
9780199871346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171648.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter shows that many Jews before 1850 lived in difficult housing conditions. Many were crowded into multiple dwellings caused by legal limitations on Jewish homeownership. In the middle of ... More


Jewish Daily Life in Germany, 1618-1945

Marion A. Kaplan (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195171648
eISBN:
9780199871346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171648.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This examination of the everyday lives of ordinary Jews in Germany focuses on emotions, perceptions, and mentalities. How did they construe changes brought about by industrialization? How did they ... More


The Legacy of German Jewry

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/9780823228263.003.0028
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the role of the legacy of the German Jews in ensuring the continuity of Jewish presence in Germany. The German Jewry's accomplishments still shine as a beacon for modernity as ... More


Toward Sunrise in the East 1300–1565

Stephen M. Passamaneck

in An Introduction to the History and Sources of Jewish Law

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262626
eISBN:
9780191682360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262626.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The authority as the fundamental legal expert over the Ashkenazi or the German Jews was passed on to R. Asher b. Yehiel after R. Meir b. Barukh's death. Simultaneously, as R. Asher gained authority ... More


The Jewish Quest for a German Bible

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/9780823228263.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the German Jewry's quest for the publication of a German Bible. This quest was achieved in 1783 when Moses Mendelssohn completed his German translation of the Hebrew Bible, ... More


Introduction

in Germans into Jews: Remaking the Jewish Social Body in the Weimar Republic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757119
eISBN:
9780804771405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757119.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This introductory chapter presents an overview of the present book, which is about the Weimar Jewish paradox. It traces how social workers and physicians, lay people and religious leaders transformed ... More


“As the Family Goes, So Goes the Nation”

in Germans into Jews: Remaking the Jewish Social Body in the Weimar Republic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757119
eISBN:
9780804771405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757119.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter analyzes how Jews reworked the widely accepted notion of a postwar crisis of the family to reflect their concerns about the continued strength and viability of the Jewish community. Like ... More


Science from a Jewish Perspective

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/9780823228263.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the scientific perspective and legacy of German Jewry. Despite the banning of Jewish academics, the Wissenschaft des Judentums continued its work alongside Jewish scholars who ... More


Reconstructing Ashkenaz: The Human Face of Franco-German Jewry, 1000-1250

David Malkiel

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759502
eISBN:
9780804786843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759502.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book shows that, contrary to traditional accounts, the Jews of Western Europe in the High Middle Ages were not a society of saints and martyrs, and offers revisions of commonly held ... More


Philosophy Out of the Sources of Judaism

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/9780823228263.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses German Jewry's legacy to philosophy. The philosophic legacy of German Jewry consists of its comprehensive reacquisition and reworking of this philosophic tradition. German Jews ... More


Judaism's Message of the Kingdom of God

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/9780823228263.003.0024
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the contribution of the Germany Jewry to the outer development of modern Judaism. The German Jews not only helped bring about the founding of the Jewish state and the World ... More


Before the Storm: Jewish Doctors in the Kaiserreich and Weimar Republic

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/9780300083774.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses how the Jewish doctor was vilified as a medical outsider, denounced for his charlatanism and his reliance on practical experimentation. He was accused of not being grounded in ... More


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