The Berlin Jewish Community: Enlightenment, Family and Crisis, 1770-1830

The Berlin Jewish Community: Enlightenment, Family and Crisis, 1770-1830

by Steven M. Lowenstein

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195083262
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 01/28/2000
Series: Studies in Jewish History Series
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.44(w) x 9.62(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

Part IBerlin Before Modernity1
1.The Crisis of Berlin Jewry: Introduction to the Problem3
2.A Traditional Jewish Community: Berlin Jewry Before the Changes10
Part IIThe Stage of "Peaceful Modernization"23
3.The Seven Years War (1756-1763) and the Emergence of a New Economic Elite25
4.The Intellectuals of the Berlin Haskala33
5.The Lifestyle of Modernizing Berlin Jews43
6.Those Outside the Modernizing Groups: Poor Jews and Orthodox Jews in Berlin55
Part IIIThe Crisis of Berlin Jewry69
7.The Struggle for Emancipation and Its Radicalizing Impact75
8.Intellectual Radicalization and Economic Crisis89
9.The Salons104
10.The Crisis: Illegitimacy and Family Breakdown111
11.The Crisis--Conversion: Its Scope and Characteristics120
12.Religious Reform: An Attempt to Deal with the Crisis134
Part IVThe Social Analysis of the Crisis and Its Connection to the Enlightenment149
13.Family, Ideology, and Crisis: The Personal Connections Between the Enlightened and the Converts151
14.Was the Experience of Women Different from Men's Experience?162
15.The Aftermath of the Crisis: Berlin Jewry After 1823177
Part VConclusion183
Conclusion185
Notes197
Bibliography277
Index284

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