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The Resource The renaissance of Jewish culture in Weimar Germany, Michael Brenner

The renaissance of Jewish culture in Weimar Germany, Michael Brenner

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The renaissance of Jewish culture in Weimar Germany
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The renaissance of Jewish culture in Weimar Germany
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Michael Brenner
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eng
Summary
Although Jewish participation in German society increased after World War I, Jews did not completely assimilate into that society. In fact, says Michael Brenner in this intriguing book, the Jewish population of Welmar Germany became more aware of its Jewishness and created new forms of German-Jewish culture in literature, music, fine arts, education, and scholarship. Brenner presents the first in-depth study of this culture, drawing a fascinating portrait of people in the midst of redefining themselves. The Weimar Jews chose neither a radical break with the past nor a return to the past but instead dressed Jewish traditions in the garb of modern forms of cultural expression. Brenner describes, for example, how modern translations made classic Jewish texts accessible, Jewish museums displayed ceremonial artifacts in a secular framework, musical arrangements transformed synagogue liturgy for concert audiences, and popular novels recalled aspects of the Jewish past. Brenner's work, while bringing this significant historical period to life, illuminates contemporary and even enhancement of Jewish distinctiveness, combined with the seemingly successful participation of Jews in a secular, non-Jewish society, offer fresh insight into modern questions of Jewish existence, identity, and integration into other cultures
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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The renaissance of Jewish culture in Weimar Germany, Michael Brenner
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The renaissance of Jewish culture in Weimar Germany, Michael Brenner
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt32bvv4
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-288) and index
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online resource
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cr
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multicolored
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text
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Contents
Introduction -- I, THE QUEST FOR COMMUNITY: Pre-Weimar origins -- Gemeinschaft and Gemeinde: the ideological and institutional transformations of the Jewish community -- II, THE TRANSMISSION OF KNOWLEDGE: A new learning: the Lehrhaus movement -- Toward a synthetic scholarship: the popularization of Wissenschaft des Judentums -- III, IN SEARCH OF AUTHENTICITY: The invention of the authentic Jew: German-Jewish literature -- Authenticity and modernism combined: music and the visual arts -- Authenticity revisited: Jewish culture in Jewish languages -- Epilogue
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1 online resource (xi, 306 pages)
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9780300143959
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illustrations
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