WorldCat Identities

Koltun-Fromm, Ken

Works: 7 works in 37 publications in 1 language and 5,117 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BM205, 306.6960973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ken Koltun-Fromm
Moses Hess and modern Jewish identity by Ken Koltun-Fromm( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ken Koltun-Fromm's radical reinterpretation of the writings of Moses Hess, a fascinating nineteenth-century German Jewish intellectual figure who was at times religious and secular, traditional and modern, practical and theoretical, socialist and nationalist, shows Hess as a Jew struggling with the meaning of conflicting commitments and impulses. Modern readers will recognize how in Hess's life, as in their own, these commitments remain fragmented and torn. As contemporary Jews negotiate multiple, often contradictory allegiances in the modern world, Koltun-Fromm argues that Hess's struggle to unite conflicting traditions and frameworks of meaning offers intellectual and practical resources to re-examine the dilemmas of modern Jewish identity."--Jacket
Material culture and Jewish thought in America by Ken Koltun-Fromm( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How Jews think about and work with objects is the subject of this fascinating study of the interplay between material culture and Jewish thought. Ken Koltun-Fromm draws from philosophy, cultural studies, literature, psychology, film, and photography to portray the vibrancy and richness of Jewish practice in America. His analyses of Mordecai Kaplan's obsession with journal writing, Joseph Soloveitchik's urban religion, Abraham Joshua Heschel's fascination with objects in The Sabbath, and material identity
Abraham Geiger's liberal Judaism : personal meaning and religious authority by Ken Koltun-Fromm( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Abraham Geiger's Liberal Judaism explores how religious authority and personal meaning interweave to produce a liberal mosaic of Jewish practice in Geiger's religious works. Discussing Geiger's views of history, memory, text, education, ritual, gender, and the rabbinate in nineteenth-century German Jewry, Koltun-Fromm uncovers Geiger's appeal to personal meaning to create religious authority for modern Jews. This is essential reading for scholars, rabbis, rabbinic students, and informed Jewish readers interested in Conservative and Reform Judaism."--Jacket
Imagining Jewish authenticity : vision and text in American Jewish thought by Ken Koltun-Fromm( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<P>Exploring how visual media presents claims to Jewish authenticity, Imagining Jewish Authenticity argues that Jews imagine themselves and their place within America by appealing to a graphic sensibility. Ken Koltun-Fromm traces how American Jewish thinkers capture Jewish authenticity, and lingering fears of inauthenticity, in and through visual discourse and opens up the subtle connections between visual expectations, cultural knowledge, racial belonging, embodied identity, and the ways images and texts work together.</P>
Thinking Jewish culture in America( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inescapable frameworks : Moses Hess' Rome and Jerusalem and the recovery of religion, tradition, and identity by Ken Koltun-Fromm( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does Jewish look like? representation & image in American Jewish culture( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Koltun-Fromm shares his research in Jewish material culture and discusses Jewish conceptions of heritage and identity. He relates how American Jews see themselves, illustrated by images from the contemporary feminist Jewish magazine Lilith and from Arnold Eagle's book of photographs of immigrant Orthodox Jews taken in 1935
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Audience level: 0.14 (from 0.02 for Moses Hess ... to 0.66 for Thinking J ...)

Material culture and Jewish thought in America
Alternative Names
Fromm Ken Koltun-

English (37)

Material culture and Jewish thought in AmericaAbraham Geiger's liberal Judaism : personal meaning and religious authority