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The Resource German Jewry and the allure of the Sephardic, John M. Efron

German Jewry and the allure of the Sephardic, John M. Efron

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German Jewry and the allure of the Sephardic
Title
German Jewry and the allure of the Sephardic
Statement of responsibility
John M. Efron
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as German Jews struggled for legal emancipation and social acceptance, they also embarked on a program of cultural renewal, two key dimensions of which were distancing themselves from their fellow Ashkenazim in Poland and giving a special place to the Sephardim of medieval Spain. Where they saw Ashkenazic Jewry as insular and backward, a result of Christian persecution, they depicted the Sephardim as worldly, morally and intellectually superior, and beautiful, products of the tolerant Muslim environment in which they lived. In this elegantly written book, John Efron looks in depth at the special allure Sephardic aesthetics held for German Jewry. Efron examines how German Jews idealized the sound of Sephardic Hebrew and the Sephardim's physical and moral beauty, and shows how the allure of the Sephardic found expression in neo-Moorish synagogue architecture, historical novels, and romanticized depictions of Sephardic history. He argues that the shapers of German-Jewish culture imagined medieval Iberian Jewry as an exemplary Jewish community, bound by tradition yet fully at home in the dominant culture of Muslim Spain. Efron argues that the myth of Sephardic superiority was actually an expression of withering self-critique by German Jews who, by seeking to transform Ashkenazic culture and win the acceptance of German society, hoped to enter their own golden age. Stimulating and provocative, this book demonstrates how the goal of this aesthetic self-refashioning was not assimilation but rather the creation of a new form of German-Jewish identity inspired by Sephardic beauty"--
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Efron, John M
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Sephardim
  • Jews
  • Haskalah
  • Germany
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • RELIGION
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Ethnic relations
  • Haskalah
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Sephardim
  • Germany
  • Culture and History of non-European Territories
  • Ethnic relations
  • General Jewish History
  • Haskalah
  • History
  • Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie
Label
German Jewry and the allure of the Sephardic, John M. Efron
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Chapter One. The Sound of Jewish Modernity: Sephardic Hebrew and the Berlin Haskalah -- Chapter Two. "Castilian Pride and Oriental Dignity": Sephardic Beauty in the Eye of the Ashkenazic Beholder -- Chapter Three. Of Minarets and Menorahs: The Building of Oriental Synagogues -- Chapter Four. Pleasure Reading: Sephardic Jews and the German-Jewish Literary Imagination -- Chapter Five. Writing Jewish History: The Construction of a Glorious Sephardic Past -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
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ocn926049085
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400874194
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400874194
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 842267
  • 22573/ctt1dr30pm
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)926049085
Label
German Jewry and the allure of the Sephardic, John M. Efron
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Chapter One. The Sound of Jewish Modernity: Sephardic Hebrew and the Berlin Haskalah -- Chapter Two. "Castilian Pride and Oriental Dignity": Sephardic Beauty in the Eye of the Ashkenazic Beholder -- Chapter Three. Of Minarets and Menorahs: The Building of Oriental Synagogues -- Chapter Four. Pleasure Reading: Sephardic Jews and the German-Jewish Literary Imagination -- Chapter Five. Writing Jewish History: The Construction of a Glorious Sephardic Past -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn926049085
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400874194
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400874194
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 842267
  • 22573/ctt1dr30pm
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)926049085

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