Building a Public Judaism: Synagogues and Jewish Identity in Nineteenth-Century Europe

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Nineteenth-century Europe saw an unprecedented rise in the number of synagogues. Building a Public Judaism considers what their architecture and the circumstances surrounding their construction reveal about the social progress of modern European Jews. Looking at synagogues in four important centers of Jewish life--London, Amsterdam, Paris, and Berlin--Saskia Coenen Snyder argues that the process of claiming a Jewish space in European cities was a marker of acculturation but not of full acceptance. Whether modest or ...

Building a Public Judaism: Synagogues and Jewish Identity in Nineteenth-Century Europe 2013, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass

ISBN-13: 9780674059894

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