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The Legacy of German Jewry

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/9780823228263.003.0028
The Legacy of German Jewry

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This chapter discusses the role of the legacy of the German Jews in ensuring the continuity of Jewish presence in Germany. The German Jewry's accomplishments still shine as a beacon for modernity as a whole, and the trailblazing significance and influence their achievements continue to exert depend on neither its creators nor their inheritors. The German Jews have proven themselves to be one of the most deeply characteristic and in every important respect fundamental representatives of the West.

Keywords: German Jews; modernity; accomplishments; legacy; West; German Jewry

Chapter.  3402 words. 

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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