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For Whom Do I Toil?: Judah Leib Gordon and the Crisis of Russian Jewry (Studies in Jewish History)

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This is the first full-length biography of Judah Leib Gordon (1830-92), the most important Hebrew poet of the 19th century, and one of the pivotal intellectual and cultural figures in Russian Jewry. Setting Gordon's life and work amidst the political, cultural, and religious upheavals of his society, Stanislawski attempts to counter traditional stereotypical readings of Eastern European Jewish history. As a prominent and passionate exponent of the Jewish Enlightenment in Russia, Gordon advocated a humanist and liberal approach to all the major questions facing Jews in their tortuous transition to modernity--the religious reform of Judaism, the attractions and limits of political liberalism, the relations between Jews and Gentiles, the nature of modern anti-Semitism, the status of women in Jewish life, the possibility of a secular Jewish culture, the nature of Zionism, and the relations between Jews in the Diaspora and the Jewish community in the Land of Israel. His personal story is a fascinating drama that both symbolizes and summarizes the cultural and political challenges facing Russian Jewry at a crucial time in its history, challenges that remain pertinent and controversial today.

Synopsis:

The first full-length biography of Judah Leib Gordon, one of the pivotal intellectual and cultural figures in Russian Jewry, and the most important Hebrew poet of the 19th century. The author attempts to counter traditional stereotypical readings of Eastern European Jewish history.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195042900
Author:
Stanislawski, Michael
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Subject:
Haskalah.
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
History, World | Russia
Subject:
Former Soviet Union
Subject:
History, World | Russia and Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Gordon, Judah Leib
Subject:
Poets, Hebrew -- Biography.
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
History, World | Russia & Former Soviet Union
Edition Description:
Oxford Hardcover
Series:
Studies in Jewish History (Oxford Hardcover)
Series Volume:
100-194
Publication Date:
19881031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
illus.
Pages:
278
Dimensions:
9.00x6.00x.75 in. 1.29 lbs.

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