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American Jewry and the Re-Invention of the East European Jewish Past.

Author: Markus Krah
Publisher: De Gruyter, 2017.
Series: New Perspectives on Modern Jewish History, 9
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The peer-reviewed series seeks to provide an international platform for new approaches to the study of modern Jewish history. Covering the period from the Enlightenment to the 21st century, the series focuses on cutting-edge work in social, cultural, economic, and political history. It seeks to explore new avenues in the understanding of modern Jewries in their historical contexts, encouraging a multi-layered  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Markus Krah
ISBN: 3110499436 9783110499438
OCLC Number: 1013727916
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Illustrations --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
1. The Search for New Modes of Jewishness in Postwar America --
2. Launching a Discourse: YIVO's Bridge From the Old World to the New --
3. New (York) Jewish Intellectuals: The Past as Culture --
4. Religious Culture as an Antidote to Liberal Judaism and Secular Jewishness --
5. Spiritual Needs, the Past, and the Denominational Landscape --
6. From East European Radicalism to Postwar American Progressivism --
7. Presenting a Rich Jewish Culture: The Eternal Light and Life Is with People --
8. Making Jewishness Meaningful: In School and in Hasidism --
9. Tevye in Kasrilevke, the Fiddler in America: East European Jewishness in Literature --
10. Conclusion: Re-Inventing Jewishness Out of Memory --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: New Perspectives on Modern Jewish History, 9
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The peer-reviewed series seeks to provide an international platform for new approaches to the study of modern Jewish history. Covering the period from the Enlightenment to the 21st century, the series focuses on cutting-edge work in social, cultural, economic, and political history. It seeks to explore new avenues in the understanding of modern Jewries in their historical contexts, encouraging a multi-layered exploration of topics which transcend the analytical boundaries of ethnicity, nation, and religion. The series embraces monographs and challenging research-oriented anthologies dedicated.

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