They Made Their Souls Anew: Ils Ont Refait Leur Ame

They Made Their Souls Anew: Ils Ont Refait Leur Ame

by Andre Neher
     
 

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In this philosophical discussion Neher relates the lives of prominent 19th and 20th century Jews to traditional Jewish thought on issues of assimilation, the Holocaust, and liberal intellectualism. Among those Neher writes about are Heinrich Heine, Bernard Lazare, Franz Fosenzweig, Arnold Schonberg, Karl Wolfskehl, Benjamin Fondane, and Aaron Abraham Kabak.  See more details below

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In this philosophical discussion Neher relates the lives of prominent 19th and 20th century Jews to traditional Jewish thought on issues of assimilation, the Holocaust, and liberal intellectualism. Among those Neher writes about are Heinrich Heine, Bernard Lazare, Franz Fosenzweig, Arnold Schonberg, Karl Wolfskehl, Benjamin Fondane, and Aaron Abraham Kabak.

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Booknews
Proceedings of a conference held July 1988 in Munich. This volume (the first in a new series) contains discussions of both endocrine and chemotherapeutic options. Standard regimens and their sequencing are analyzed and put into perspective. No index. Translated from the 1979 French original edition. Neher (1914-88) presents a philosophical discussion relating the lives of prominent 19th and 20th century Jews to traditional Jewish thought on such issues as assimilation, the Holocaust, Marxism, and liberal intellectualism. Paper edition (unseen), $12.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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“The book is an imaginative...brilliant discussion of the moral and religious plight of Jewish intellectuals in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The theme is that of Teshuvah or return. This is probably one of the best books written on this theme since Martin Buber’s. The author is something of a poet, a biographer, a historian of ideas, even a sage. Few people are able to write in so profound and comprehensive a way. They Made Their Souls Anew is in a class by itself and is going to be talked about for a long time.” — Kenneth R. Seeskin, Northwestern University

“Neher thinks, in these pages, with learning, imagination, and with great honesty. He brings the past into contact with the present by focussing on a number of contemporary or near-contemporary figures (e.g., Lazare, Heine, Fondane) through whom the past and issues of Jewish identity in general are to be grasped. This gives both a sense of immediacy and a historical basis to the work. It is an interesting and valuable book.” — Berel Lang, State University of New York at Albany

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791403167
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
07/01/1990
Series:
SUNY series in Modern Jewish Literature and Culture Series
Pages:
179

Meet the Author

Andreå Neher was a Professor at the University of Strasbourg and the author of more than twenty works translated worldwide.

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