The Shaping of a Jewish Identity in Nineteenth-Century France

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Wayne State University Press, 1995 - History - 308 pages
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This is the story of the Jews in post-revolutionary France. It reveals the complexities inherent in the process of Jewish emancipation and modernisation and focuses on the efforts of French Jewish leaders to come to terms with the social and religious implications of modernity.
  

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
PART ONE Enlightenment Revolution and Emancipation
23
PART Two The Beginnings of Modernization
85
PART THREE Tradition and Transformation
127
The Struggle over Religious Reform
203
PART FOUR Jewish Identity in the Second Republic and Second
229
Notes
252
Glossary
288
Index
302
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