Building a Public Judaism: Synagogues and Jewish Identity in Nineteenth-Century Europe

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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
1
1 An Architecture of Emancipation or an Architecture of Separatism? Berlin
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2 There Should Be Sermons in Stone Victorian London
87
3 From Café Chantant to Jewish House of Worship Amsterdam
151
4 We Want a Synagogue the Jews of Paris Are Ready to Pay for It Paris
207
Conclusion
253
Abbreviations
271
Notes
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Acknowledgments
337
Index
341
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Saskia Coenen Snyder is Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish History at the University of South Carolina.

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