Jewish Women in Enlightenment Berlin
Natalie Naimark-Goldberg is Braun Chair for the History of the Jews in Prussia Research Fellow at Bar-Ilan University. She is the co-editor, with Shmuel Feiner, of Cultural Revolution in Berlin: Jews in the Age of Enlightenment (2011). Her fields of research include the history of Jewish women in the modern period, modern German Jewish history, and the history of the Jewish Enlightenment in Germany.
List of Illustrations
Note on the Translation of Sources and the Use of Names
Note on Transliteration
1 Private Letters: An Alternative Sphere for Cultural Discourse
2 Jewish Women and the Reading Public
3 Going Public: Jewish Women in the Field of Literature and Publishing
4 Sociability and Acculturation in German Spas
5 Social Gatherings in Private Homes
6 Female Emancipation
7 Between Acculturation and Conversion
‘Fascinating, in-depth analysis . . . important, comprehensive, and engaging.’
- Yemima Chovav, Nash
'Ably demonstrates that women played a significant role within the history of enlightenment thinking and activity within the Jewish community . . . The author argues that there is more to the history of the Jewish Enlightenment than the male-dominated Haskalah. Naimark-Goldberg posits that the female-centred Enlightenment of the end of the eighteenth century and early nineteenth century constituted another legitimate strand of the Jewish Enlightenment, despite its difference in focus.'
- David Tesler, AJL Reviews
'A major contribution to German Jewish history and to gender studies ... It becomes clear that ... Jewish women participated in the European Enlightenment as well, although usually in a different and unique way ... [Naimark-Goldberg] enhances our view of the history of German Jewry and Jewish women, the processes of modernization and secularization, and the cultural history of the Jews at the onset of modern times.' Shmuel Feiner, Bar Ilan University 'This book is of great interest and significance. Dr Naimark-Goldberg's approach is part of a newer historiographical tradition in the study of women and culture. Her book takes a new angle of research and makes a significant contribution to understanding Jewish women's history and Jewish culture as a whole.'
- Shulamit Magnus, Oberlin College
Size: 235 x 155 mm
Publication: September 1, 2016
Series: The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization