Makers of Jewish modernity : thinkers, artists, leaders, and the world they made / editors, Jacques Picard, Jacques Revel, Michael P. Steinberg, Idith Zertal ; editorial assistant and photography curator: Ulrich Schutz.

"This superb collection presents more than forty incisive portraits of leading Jewish thinkers, artists, scientists, and other public figures of the last hundred years who, in their own unique ways, engaged with and helped shape the modern world. Makers of Jewish Modernity features entries on p...

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Other Authors: Picard, Jacques, (Editor), Revel, Jacques, 1942- (Editor), Steinberg, Michael P., (Editor), Zertal, Idith, (Editor), Flem, Lydia.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2016]
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Thinking Jewish modernity /
  • Jacques Picard, Jacques Revel, Michael P. Steinberg, Idith Zertal
  • Sigmund Freud (1856-1939): Judaism essential and mysterious /
  • Lydia Flem
  • Émile Durkheim (1858-1917): modern society and the Jews /
  • Bruno Karsenti
  • Theodor Herzl (1860-1904): sovereignty and the two Palestines /
  • Raef Zreik
  • Simon Dubnow (1860-1941): reluctant secularism /
  • Dan Diner
  • Bernard Lazare (1865-1903): radical modernism and Jewish identity /
  • Nathaniel Berman
  • Avraham Yitzhak Ha-Cohen Kook (1865-1935): revelation and redemption /
  • Yehudah Mirsky
  • Aby Warburg (1866-1929): "Thinking Jewish" in modernity /
  • Griselda Pollock
  • Walther Rathenau (1867-1922): Bildung, prescription, prophecy /
  • Leon Botstein
  • Else Lasker-Schüler (1869-1945): poetic redemption /
  • Vivian Liska
  • Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919): universalism and particularism /
  • Kevin B. Anderson and Peter Hudis
  • Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951): sonic allegories /
  • Ruth Hacohen
  • Martin Buber (1878-1965): the theopolitical hour /
  • Christoph Schmidt
  • Albert Einstein (1879-1955): solidarity and ambivalence /
  • Robert Schulmann
  • Horace Kallen (1882-1974): pragmatic modernism /
  • Jacques Picard
  • Franz Kafka (1883-1924): wiring in motion /
  • Galili Shahar
  • David Ben-Gurion (1886-1973): the politicization of the Jews /
  • Yaron Ezrahi
  • Franz Rosenzweig (1886-1929): on the idea of diaspora /
  • Peter E. Gordon
  • René Cassin (1887-1976): human rights and Jewish internationalism /
  • Samuel Moyn
  • Shmuel Yoseph Agnon (1888-1970): baptism by fire /
  • Ariel Hirschfeld
  • Walter Benjamin (1892-1940): anti-apocalyptic world politics /
  • Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky
  • Peretz Markish (1895-1952): modern Marxist and Yiddishist /
  • David Shneer and Robert Adler Peckerar
  • Gershom Scholem (1897-1982): mystical modernism /
  • David Biale
  • Leo Strauss (1899-1973): Protestant Judaism and its Islamic remedy /
  • Leora F. Batnitzky
  • Yeshayahu Leibowitz (1903-1994): a believer's voyage /
  • Avi Sagi
  • Theodor W. Adorno (1903-1969): Auschwitz and commodity fetishism /
  • Moshe Zuckermann
  • Mark Rothko (1903-1970): beyond absence /
  • Ulrike Gehring
  • Elias Canetti (1905-1994): a difficult contemporary /
  • Galin Tihanov
  • Emmanuel Levinas (1905-1995): tradition and its other /
  • Raphael Zagury-Orly
  • Hannah Arendt (1906-1975): being in the present /
  • Martine Leibovici
  • Arnaldo Momigliano (1908-1987): Judaism past and present /
  • Silvia Berti
  • Simone Weil (1909-1943): a Jewish thinker? /
  • Maud S. Mandel
  • Isaiah Berlin (1909-1997): unpretentious passion /
  • Yuli Tamir
  • Nathan Alterman (1910-1970): poetry national and political /
  • Hannan Hever
  • Saul Bellow (1915-2005): Athens and Jerusalem /
  • Steven Jaron
  • Primo Levi (1919-1987): memory and enlightenment /
  • Enzo Traverso
  • Paul Celan (1920-1970): the word proscribed /
  • Arnau Pons
  • Clarice Lispector (1920-1977): a woman of spirit / Nelson H. Vieira
  • Juan Gelman (1930-2014): The bereaved bird /
  • Pablo Kirtchuk
  • Jacques Derrida (1930-2004): Judeities /
  • Joseph Cohen
  • Philip Roth
  • (1933- ): writing the American Jewish century /
  • Sidra Dekoven Ezrahi
  • Dahlia Ravikovitch (1936-2005): poetry, power, powerlessness /
  • Chana Kronfeld and Chana Bloch
  • Joel and Ethan Coen (1954- /1957- ): finding Rabbi Marshak /
  • Daniel Herwitz
  • Judith Butler (1956- ): between ethics and politics /
  • Bonnie Honig and John Wolfe Ackerman.