Building a Public Judaism

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Harvard University Press, Jan 8, 2013 - Social Science - 330 pages
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Coenen Snyder considers what the architecture and construction of nineteenth-century European synagogues reveal about the social progress of modern European Jews. The process of claiming a Jewish space was a marker of acculturation but not full acceptance, she argues. The new edifices, even if spectacular, revealed the limits of Jewish integration.
 

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Contents

Introduction
An Architecture of Emancipation or an Architecture of Separatism?
There Should Be Sermons in Stone
From Café Chantant to Jewish House of Worship
We Want a Synagogue the Jews of Paris Are Ready to Pay for It
Conclusion
Abbreviations
Acknowledgments
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