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Jewish responses to modernity : new voices in America and Eastern Europe

Author: Eli Lederhendler
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 1994.
Series: Reappraisals in Jewish social and intellectual history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Facing the dizzying array of changes commonly referred to as "modernity," Jews in nineteenth-century Eastern Europe and early twentieth-century America reflected the crises and opportunities of the modern world most eloquently in their speech, their culture, and their literature. Relying on those spoken and written words as "eyewitnesses," Eli Lederhendler illustrates how the self-perceptions of Jews evolved, both  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eli Lederhendler
ISBN: 0814750842 9780814750841 0814751385 9780814751381
OCLC Number: 29845707
Description: ix, 232 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Language, Culture, and Politics --
2. Interpreting Messianic Rhetoric in the Russian Haskalah and Early Zionism --
3. The Making of a Maskil --
4. Orthodox Jewish Opinion in Turn-of-the-Century Russia and Poland: A Documentary Study in Culture and Politics --
5. America: A Vision in a Jewish Mirror --
6. Guides for the Perplexed: Sex, Manners, and Mores for the Yiddish Reader in America --
7. Against the Tide: The American Hebrew Yearbook, 1930-1949 --
8. Afterword: The Politics of Cultural Transmission, the Legacy of Simon Dubnov, and Jewish Studies.
Series Title: Reappraisals in Jewish social and intellectual history.
Responsibility: Eli Lederhendler.

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By examining how Jews filtered their experience of modernity through their speech and literature, Lederhendler provides an overview of the way in which the self-perceptions of Jews evolved, both in  Read more...
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"With the support of unfamiliar documents and books, Lederhendler skillfully investigates the interplay of culture and politics in the shaping of modern Jewish nationalism, the developement of new Read more...

 
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