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Science from a Jewish Perspective

Hermann Levin Goldschmidt

in The Legacy of German Jewry

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780823228263
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823237142 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823228263.003.0018
Science from a Jewish Perspective

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This chapter discusses the scientific perspective and legacy of German Jewry. Despite the banning of Jewish academics, the Wissenschaft des Judentums continued its work alongside Jewish scholars who pursued extra-Jewish ends to promote an awareness of Jewish existence, its active research work and contribution to intellectual history as a whole. The penultimate step in the process of returning Jewish self-awareness was the establishment of Judaism as a field of academic study.

Keywords: German Jewry; Wissenschaft des Judentums; Jewish academics; science; Judaism

Chapter.  2697 words. 

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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