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Title Reappraisals and new studies of the modern Jewish experience : essays in honor of Robert M. Seltzer / edited by Brian Smollett and Christian Wiese.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2014]

Series The Brill Reference Library of Judaism
Brill reference library of Judaism.
Subject Seltzer, Robert M.
Judaism -- History.
Jews -- History.
Jews -- Europe, Eastern.
Jews -- United States -- Identity.
Judaism -- United States.
Alt Name Smollett, Brian M.,
Wiese, Christian, 1961-
Description 1 online resource.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Acknowledgements; List of Contributors; Robert M. Seltzer: Scholar and Teacher; Introduction: Jewish Identities in the Modern Period; Part 1 Jewish Life and Modern Questions in Russia and Eastern Europe; Language Acquisition as a Criterion of Modernization among East Central European Jews: The Case of Dov Ber Birkenthal of Bolechów; Mikhah Yosef Berdichevsky and Shimon Dubnow: A Distant Regard and Appreciation; Saul Borovoi's Survival: An Odessa Tale about a Jewish Historian in Soviet Times.
Defying Authority in the Pale: The Making of Soviet Jewish Rituals and the Emergence of Folk LegitimacyPart 2 Jewish Thought and Questions of Identity; Pride and Pedigree: The Development of the Myth of Sephardic Aristocratic Lineage; Joshua Hezekiah Decordova and a Rabbinic Counter-Enlightenment from Colonial Jamaica; Merchant Colonies: Resettlement in Italy, France, Holland, and England, 1550-1700; From Combat to Convergence: The Relationship between Heinrich Graetz and Abraham Geiger; Kaplan and Personality; How Much Eastern Europe in American Jewish Thought? The Case of Jacob B. Agus.
Diaspora, Jewishness, and Difference in Isaiah Berlin's ThoughtMartin Buber and the Impact of World War I on the Prague Zionists Shmuel H. Bergman, Robert Weltsch, and Hans Kohn; The Rise and Fall of a Jewish Vision in the Life and Thought of Hans Kohn; Part 3 Jewish Religion and Politics in America; How the Bible Expelled Religion from the American Schoolroom: The Causes and Consequences of Bible Wars in Nineteenth-Century American Schools; Lay and Rabbinic Conflict in Mid-Nineteenth Century American Jewry.
An International Solution for an International Problem: The JDC and the AJC in the 1930s Stephen S. Wise and Golda Meir: Zionism, Israel, and American Power in the Twentieth Century; "We Must Build Anew": Ideological Perspectives of the First Generation of Students to Attend Stephen S. Wise's Jewish Institute of Religion; A Judaism for Moderns: Reflections on Contemporary Challenges; Writings of Robert M. Seltzer; Index.
Summary Reappraisals and New Studies of the Modern Jewish Experience provides a variety of new perspectives on several central questions in Jewish intellectual, social, and religious history from the eighteenth century to the present.
Note English.
Print version record.
ISBN 9789004284661 (electronic bk.)
9004284664 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 895256883
Additional Format Print version: Reappraisals and new studies of the modern Jewish experience 9789004284630 (DLC) 2014032776 (OCoLC)888401390

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