The End of Jewish Modernity

A provocative take on Jewish history, explaining the metamorphoses of mainstream Jewish culture and politics

The End of Jewish Modernity

The End of Jewish Modernity

Has Jewish modernity exhausted itself? Flourishing between the age of Enlightenment and the Second World War, the intellectual, literary, scientific and artistic legacy of Jewish modernity continues to dazzle us, however, in this provocative new book, esteemed historian Enzo Traverso argues powerfully that this cultural epoch has come to an end.Previously a beacon for critical thinking in the Western world, the mainstream of Jewish thought has, since the end of the war, undergone a conservative turn. With great sensitivity and nuance, Traverso traces this development to the virtual destruction of European Jewry by the Nazis, and the establishment of the United States and Israel as the new poles of Jewish communal life. This is a compelling narrative, hinged upon a highly original discussion of Hannah Arendt's writings on Jewishness and politics.With provocative chapters on the relationship between antisemitism and Islamophobia, the ascendance of Zionism, and the new 'civil religion of the Holocaust', The End of Jewish Modernity is both an elegy to a lost tradition and an intellectual history of the present.

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The End of Jewish Modernity
Language: un
Pages: 165
Authors: Enzo Traverso
Categories: Antisemitism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)

Has Jewish modernity exhausted itself? Flourishing between the age of Enlightenment and the Second World War, the intellectual, literary, scientific and artistic legacy of Jewish modernity continues to dazzle us, however, in this provocative new book, esteemed historian Enzo Traverso argues powerfully that this cultural epoch has come to an
Tradition and Crisis
Language: un
Pages: 410
Authors: Jacob Katz
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993-03-01 - Publisher: NYU Press

"An acknowledged classic. Katz has transformed our conception of Jewish history from the 16th to the 18th century. Because of his work, we now understand that the ghetto was no longer sealed off at that time from outside opinions and that the movement towards modernity had begun long before the
Makers of Jewish Modernity
Language: en
Pages: 680
Authors: Jacques Picard, Jacques M. Revel, Michael P. Steinberg, Idith Zertal
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-09 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

This superb collection presents more than forty incisive portraits of leading Jewish thinkers, artists, scientists, and other public figures of the last hundred years who, in their own unique ways, engaged with and helped shape the modern world. Makers of Jewish Modernity features entries on political figures such as Walther
Commentary
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Jacques Picard, Jacques M. Revel, Michael P. Steinberg, Idith Zertal
Categories: Jews
Type: BOOK - Published: 1971 - Publisher:

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Understanding The Nazi Genocide
Language: un
Pages: 152
Authors: Enzo Traverso
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-06-20 - Publisher: Pluto Press

Enzo Traverso's Understanding the Nazi Genocide draws on the critical and heretical Marxism of Walter Benjamin and the Frankfurt School.

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