The End

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:
The End

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This chapter discusses the negative impact of modernity's break with the Middle Ages on Judaism. It suggests that while Judaism has kept pace with the most advanced developments in antiquity and the Middle Ages, it was confronted with numerous challenges in staying in step with modernity. An important turn of event occurred for the Jews after the publication of Moses Mendelssohn's Jerusalem, or On Religious Power and Judaism in 1783 and his German translation of the Hebrew Bible.

Keywords: Judaism; modernity; Middle Ages; Moses Mendelssohn; German Bible

Chapter.  3757 words. 

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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