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“Who learns history from Heine?”: Wissenschaft des Judentums and Heinrich Heine's Der Rabbi von Bacherach (1840)

Jonathan Skolnik

in Jewish Pasts, German Fictions: History, Memory, and Minority Culture in Germany, 1824-1955

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804786072
eISBN:
9780804790598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786072.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter presents an important discovery about what is undoubtedly the best-known German-Jewish novel, Heinrich Heine's Der Rabbi von Bacherach (The Rabbi of Bacherach [1840]). Heine, who as an ... 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


Kaddish

Aaron W. Hughes

in Rethinking Jewish Philosophy: Beyond Particularism and Universalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199356812
eISBN:
9780199358199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356812.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Philosophy of Religion

Jewish philosophy, like any religious based philosophy, does not begin in wonder, but self-defense. The task of such a defense must, by necessity, be constructed on the wobbly ground of privilege and ... More


The Second Wave: Emergence of a Bible Industry

Abigail Gillman

in A History of German Jewish Bible Translation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226477695
eISBN:
9780226477862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226477862.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Bible translations of the second wave appeared in rapid succession in 1831, 1837, 1838, and 1841. They shared an underlying purpose: to provide an alternative to Mendelssohn’s Be’ur, and to be at ... More


Aryans, Semites, and Jewish Scholars

Guy G. Stroumsa

in The Idea of Semitic Monotheism: The Rise and Fall of a Scholarly Myth

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780192898685
eISBN:
9780191925207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192898685.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The awareness of the proximity of Judaism and Islam to Christianity was nearly lost in the secularization process. Christian affinities with Judaism and Islam ceased to be a matter of evidence, ... More


(Con)Versions of Cats and Mice and Other Mouse Traps

Jay Geller

in Bestiarium Judaicum: Unnatural Histories of the Jews

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823275595
eISBN:
9780823277148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275595.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter examines the possible connections between the staging of cat-mouse and cat-rat pairings by Franz Kafka and Heinrich Heine, on the one hand, and the asymmetrical and often violent power ... More


Symbiosis: Rethinking a Paradigm

Aaron W. Hughes

in Shared Identities: Medieval and Modern Imaginings of Judeo-Islam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190684464
eISBN:
9780190684495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190684464.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This chapter examines the various constructions that have been used to account for Jewish–Muslim relations in the modern period. These constructions range from the irenic (“things were better back ... More


How the Qur’an Has Been Read So Far: A Sketch of Research

Angelika Neuwirth

in The Qur'an and Late Antiquity: A Shared Heritage

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199928958
eISBN:
9780190921316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199928958.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

A sketch of the previous research on the Qur’an is provided in detail. The overview of approaches and results in Western research goes back to the nineteenth century, following the story of Qur’an ... More


Translation versus Midrash

Michah Gottlieb

in The Jewish Reformation: Bible Translation and Middle-Class German Judaism as Spiritual Enterprise

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780199336388
eISBN:
9780197527269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199336388.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter covers Leopold Zunz’s account of the relationship between the Bible and rabbinic literature in his pioneering 1832 work The Sermons of the Jews. The book is situated in several contexts. ... More


A Man of No Party: Hirsch’s Nineteen Letters on Judaism as Bible Translation

Michah Gottlieb

in The Jewish Reformation: Bible Translation and Middle-Class German Judaism as Spiritual Enterprise

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780199336388
eISBN:
9780197527269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199336388.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter covers the role of Bible translation in Hirsch’s youthful Nineteen Letters on Judaism. Hirsch was educated in the tradition of Mendelssohn’s moderate Haskalah, and he came to see his ... More


Building a New Zion: Jewish Rabbinical Schools and American Modernity

Larry Abbott Golemon

in Clergy Education in America: Religious Leadership and American Public Life

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780195314670
eISBN:
9780197552872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195314670.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Judaism

The fourth chapter describes the rise of Jewish seminaries in America and their reconstruction of the tradition in the light of modern scholarship. Two traditions of schooling—one Reformed the other ... More


Conclusion: The Jewish Counter-Reformation

Michah Gottlieb

in The Jewish Reformation: Bible Translation and Middle-Class German Judaism as Spiritual Enterprise

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780199336388
eISBN:
9780197527269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199336388.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter assesses the achievement of the Jewish Reformation by exploring Martin Buber’s and Franz Rosenzweig’s Jewish Counter-Reformation critique of it. Buber’s and Rosenzweig’s claim that the ... More


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