The Early Modern East European Roots of Secular Humanistic Judaism

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The Early Modern East European Roots of Secular Humanistic Judaism

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This publication provides background information for studying the early modern European roots of Secular Humanistic Judaism, a movement that stresses that you don't have to be religious to connect to Jewish culture. It includes an historical survey, selected essays and texts from Yiddish literature in translation, a collection of inspirational quotations for Secular Humanistic Judaism, and an annotated bibliography.

Written by David Abramovitz, Zev Katz, Susan Lerner, Karen Levy, Roz Usiskin, and Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine.

Read the introduction by Karen Levy to Early Modern European Roots.

Jack Jacobs on "Bundists and Yiddishists"

 

CONTENTS

PART I: Historical Survey of Early Modern European Roots of Secular Humanistic Judaism

BY ZEV KATZ

Jewish Humanism and Anti-Humanism

From Ancient Times Onward

The Jewish Condition in the Middle Ages

Feudalism and Christianity

Economic Roles And Civil Status Of The Jews

Persecutions and Expulsions

In Ghetto And Shtetl: An Enclosed Jewish World

Bridge to Modernity: Historical Processes which Influenced Judaism

The Renaissance Of Classical Humanism

The Christian Reformation

The Scientific Revolution

The Enlightenment

Judaism on the Threshold of the Modern World

Jewish Emancipation

The Jewish Enlightenment: The Haskalah

Resistance To Modernization: Chasidim and Mitnagdim

Challenges to Orthodoxy

Spinoza

Mendelssohn

Buber

Kaplan

Reform And Conservative Judaism

Framers of Secular Humanistic Judaism Achad Ha'am

Simon Dubnow

Chaim Zhitlowsky

Towards a New Jewish Identity: Socialist and Yiddishist

The Bund's Origins

The Bund's Ideology

Yiddish: The People's Culture

Towards a New Jewish Identity: Zionism, the Success of Pluralism

Political and Practical Zionism

Spiritual Zionism

Socialist Zionism

Religious Zionism

Revisionist Zionism

100 Years Later: Pluralism - Success Or Failure

Annotated Bibliography

PART II: Early Modern Yiddish Literature and Its Place in Jewish History

BY ROZ USISKIN/DAVID ABRAMOWITZ

Yiddish and the Haskalah
Early Modem Yiddish Literature
(Mendele, Peretz, S. Aleichem)
Early Modern Yiddish Literature In America
(Winchevsky, Rosenfeld, Edelstat, Bovshover, Socialism)

PART III: Yiddish Stories and Folk Tales

SUMARIZED AND DISCUSSED BY SUSAN LERNER

Format, Haskalah, Yiddish Vocabulary
Stories with Haskalah Related Themes
Stories Relating To General Themes
Bibliography

PART IV: Humanistic Quotations

COLLECTED BY SHERWIN WINE

About The Jewish Historical Experience
About Truth and Beliefs
About Values

AFTERWORD

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