Judaism Within Modernity: Essays on Jewish History and Religion

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Wayne State University Press, 2001 - 411 pagini

Judaism within Modernity begins with an exploration of Jewish historiography and the problems of periodization in modern Jewish history. In these beginning essays we see the range of Meyer's thinking about what constitutes modernization and how to determine its beginning. He discusses the role of history in defining identity among Jews and suggests that finding an adequate paradigm of continuity is essential to the historian's task. The essays in the second section focus on the Jews of Germany. Here Meyer writes about the influence of German Jews on Jews in the United States, comparing the historical experience of the two communities. A third section deals with the European Reform movement, which brought a liberal Judaism to the majority of German Jews. The essays in the final section explore Judaism in the United States. In particular, they show how reform Judaism and Zionism were able to reconcile their initial differences.

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Acknowledgments
7
PART I
21
Reflections on Jewish Modernization
32
The Question of Continuity in Jewish History
87
The Jews of Germany
97
The Revelation Question
111
Their
127
German Political Pressure and Jewish Religious
144
Liberal Judaism and Zionism in Germany
239
Religious Ferment
256
The German Model of Religious Reform
278
Jewish Religious Reform in Germany
304
American Jewry
321
The Refugee Scholars Project of the Hebrew Union
345
Early
362
Abba Hillel Silver as Zionist within the Camp
378

Jewish Political Leadership in Nazi Germany
183
Religious Reform in Europe
207

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Despre autor (2001)

Michael A. Meyer is the Adolph S. Ochs professor of Jewish History at Hebrew Union College, Cincinna

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