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Against the grain; Jewish intellectuals in hard times.


Against the grain; Jewish intellectuals in hard times.

Ed. by Ezra Mendelsohn, Stefani Hoffman, and Richard I. Cohen.

Berghahn Books


305 pages




Intellectuals within the Jewish community seem to have a range of things on their minds: their identities, their affiliations, and their history. This is especially true during hard times. The contributors of these twenty-two essays examine current trends in Strauss, Scholem, Arendt, Benjamin, political positioning in hard times, brothers and strangers, the issues of identity, and the shadow of the Holocaust. The book contains an element of positivism, which in itself is a testimony to the spirit.

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Date:Feb 1, 2014
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