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Rites and passages : the beginnings of modern Jewish culture in France, 1650-1860

Author: Jay R Berkovitz
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2004.
Series: Jewish culture and contexts.
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"Rites and Passages emphasizes the resilience of religious tradition during periods of social and political turbulence. Viewing French Jewish history through the lens of ritual, Berkovitz describes the struggles of the French Jewish minority to maintain its cultural distinctiveness while also participating in the larger social and economic matrix." "Introducing new and previously unused primary sources, Rites and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay R Berkovitz
ISBN: 0812238168 9780812238167
OCLC Number: 54966624
Description: viii, 333 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Communal authority and leadership --
2. Secularization, consumption, and communal controls --
3. Ritual and religious culture in Alsace-Lorraine --
4. The ordeal of citizenship, 1782-1799 --
5. Religion, state, and community : the impact of Napoleonic reform --
6. The "Jewish question" during the Bourbon Restoration --
7. Scholarship and identity : La Science de Judaisme --
8. Rabbinic authority and ritual reform --
9. Patrie et Religion : the social and religious implications of civic equality.
Series Title: Jewish culture and contexts.
Responsibility: Jay R. Berkovitz.

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"Rites and Passages emphasizes the resilience of religious tradition during periods of social and political turbulence. Viewing French Jewish history through the lens of ritual, Berkovitz describes the struggles of the French Jewish minority to maintain its cultural distinctiveness while also participating in the larger social and economic matrix." "Introducing new and previously unused primary sources, Rites and Passages offers a fresh perspective on the dynamic relationship between tradition and modernity."--BOOK JACKET.

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