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The uncovered head : Jewish culture: new perspectives

Author: Yedidya Itzjaki; Nahum Steigman
Publisher: Newark : University of Delaware Press ; Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Pub. Group, ©2011.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yedidya Itzjaki; Nahum Steigman
ISBN: 9781611490367 1611490367 9780874135008 0874135001
OCLC Number: 589017873
Notes: "Surveying the evolution of the Jewish people and its culture and thought throughout the ages, this book describes the momentous results of Jewry's encounter with European Modernism. It traces how, over the last two-and-a-half centuries, pluralism and secularism first took hold in the Jewish world and then expanded until they are now the dominant feature and the driving force in contemporary Judaism. These issues are illuminated with a wide selection of works from the Jewish literature and thought"--Data view.
Translated from Hebrew.
Description: 257 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Identity --
Secular identity --
Jewish identity --
Moving toward Jewish pluralism --
Judaism and Jewry today --
Secular reading of Jewish culture.
Responsibility: Yedidya Itzhaki ; translated by Nahum Steigman.

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