By Asher Biemann

ISBN-10: 0804760411

ISBN-13: 9780804760416

Inventing New Beginnings is the 1st book-length research to ascertain the conceptual underpinnings of the "Jewish Renaissance," or "return" to Judaism, that captured a lot of German-speaking Jewry among 1890 and 1938. The publication addresses very primary, but hitherto unusually understated, questions: What did the time period "renaissance" really suggest to the intellectuals and ideologues of the "Jewish Renaissance," and the way did this knowing relate to wider currents in eu highbrow and cultural heritage of the 19th and early 20th centuries? It additionally addresses the bigger query of ways we will be able to reflect on "renaissance" as a style of proposal that's conditioned by way of the attention and event of modernity and that extends to our current time.

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