Published September 30, 2005
by J.C.B. Mohr (P. Siebeck) .
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||488|
WhenThe Legacy of German Jewrywas first published in , Hermann Levin Goldschmidt’s book seemed a less than pressing concern to contemporary German and Jewish thought. Germany’s “economic miracle” and resolve to “master the past” set its sights on an entirely new culture, as if the project of modernity were to be invented once more, this time in determined quest of a pristine renewal. Founded in May in Jerusalem by German-Jewish intellectuals who had survived the Holocaust – among them Martin Buber, Ernst Simon, Gershom Scholem, and Robert Weltsch – the Leo Baeck Institute of Jews from Germany (LBI) has been engaged in preserving the legacy of German Jewry by collecting material, doing research, and presenting historical narratives. The book takes a consistently dark view of Jewish life in Germany. Most histories of German Jewry tend to present a more varying and balanced situation of long periods of mutual toleration while separated, marred by periods of extreme anti-Semitism and brief explosions of violence/5(3). The world of German Jewry. From its humble beginnings in Mainz to its shockingly swift and brutal end at the blood-soaked hands of the Nazis, the Jewish communities of Ashkenaz were a vital link in the chain of Torah transmission, that has influenced Jewry to this very day.A world of extremes: a world of great sages and false messiahs, murderous Crusaders and saintly Torah giants, men of the.
This book is a meticulously researched family history on the German-Jewish experience in the rural area of southwestern Germany, an area traditionally known as the Kraichgau, in what was once the principality of Baden, now a part of the State of Baden-W??rttemberg. If you have Jewish German ancestors from the southern area of Germany (especially Baden-Wurttemberg), odds are good that you will find at least a few here, as I did. Not knowing the German language had I believe that this lengthy tome holds the greatest fascination for the author and his own family members, but for me, the best part of the book 4/5. character formation, moral education, the primacy of culture, the acquisition of aesthetic taste, and the belief in the potential of humanity. Bildung became to large portions of German Jewry an important, if not central, expression of their Jewishness. It is this legacy that 4/5(1). The World That Was: Ashkenaz - The Legacy of German Jewry From its humble beginnings in Mainz to its shockingly swift and brutal end at the blood-soaked hands of the Nazis, the Jewish communities of Ashkenaz were a vital link in the chain of Torah transmission, a vibrant and important part of Jewish life and thought that has influenced Jewry to this very day.
From Memorial Community to Research Center: The Leo Baeck Institute in Jerusalem, in: Preserving the Legacy of German Jewry: A History of the Leo Baeck Institute, , Tübingen, pp. German Jewry was the most visible of the modern European Jewries because in its history all of the hallmarks of modernity seemed to have converged in their fullest and most volatile forms. The Transformation of German Jewry thoroughly explores this period of time when large numbers of Jews were integrated into a non-Jewish by: The World That Was: Ashkenaz- The Legacy of German Jewry - Jewish Used Books is a Used Book Store offering Discount Book Prices. Get this from a library! Preserving the legacy of German Jewry: a history of the Leo Baeck Institute, [Christhard Hoffmann;].