Emancipation : How Liberating Europe's Jews from the Ghetto Led to Revolution and Renaissance

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  • Copyright: 2010-11-23
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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The first popular history of the Emancipation of Europe's Jews in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuriesa transformation that was startling to those who lived through it and continues to affect the world today.Freed from their ghettos, Jews ushered in a second renaissance. Within a century Marx, Freud, and Einstein created revolutions in politics, human science, and physics that continue to shape our world. Proust, Schoenberg, Mahler, and Kafka redefined artistic expression.Emancipation reformed the practice of Judaism, encouraged some to imagine a modern nation of their own, and within decades led to the dream of Zionism.

Author Biography

For almost two decades, Michael Goldfarb was public radio's voice in London, first, as NPR's London Bureau Chief, then as Senior Correspondent of Inside Out, the award-winning public radio documentary program. He has won the DuPont-Columbia Award, the Overseas Press Club Award, and British radio's highest honor, the Sony Award. He lives in London.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xv
Everything in the Universe Is Changingp. 3
Hold Fast to the Religion of Your Fathersp. 22
The Means to Render the Jews More Useful and Happy?p. 37
No One Shall Be Troubled for His Religionp. 50
The Name of "Active Citizen"p. 62
I Shall Maintain Your Freedomp. 91
It is Hateful to Be a Jewessp. 105
Israel Must Be Exemplary for All Peoplesp. 119
Incite the People to Terrorp. 131
I Try to Tell My Grief and It All Becomes Comicp. 141
Since I Was Born a Slave I Love Freedom More than You Dop. 157
Let the Rothschilds Sanctify Themselves. Let Them Speak to Kingsp. 171
We Have a Solemn Mission to Performp. 195
The Tradition of Dead Generations Weights on the Brains of the Livingp. 206
Do Not Presume Discriminatory Laws Can Be Toleratedp. 228
The Jews Are a Nationp. 245
Throw Out the Jew Itzig, Because He Takes Whatever He Seesp. 260
I Want to Get Out ... Out! Out of the Ghettop. 283
The Jewish Question: Anxiety About My Childrenp. 294
The Truth is on the Marchp. 313
Everywhere an Intruder, Never Welcomedp. 328
My Honor Has Been Restoredp. 343
Epilogue: Every Jew Has His Systemp. 347
Acknowledgmentsp. 365
Notesp. 367
Bibliographyp. 381
Indexp. 391
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