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The Individual in History
Essays in Honor of Jehuda Reinharz
ChaeRan Y. Freeze, ed.; Sylvia Fuks Fried, ed.; Eugene R. Sheppard, ed.

The Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry

2015 • 580 pp. 2 illus. 6 1/8 x 9 1/4"
Jewish Studies / Jewish History / Historical Biography

$45.00 Hardcover, 978-1-61168-732-3

$7.99 Ebook, 978-1-61168-733-0

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“The three editors movingly portray the making of a modern Jewish historian. . . . The account of his life journey is inspiring and illuminating. The Individual in History makes perfect sense as homage to an extraordinary man and scholar.”—Modern Judaism

Essays in honor of the scholarly work and institutional leadership of Jehuda Reinharz, focusing on the role of the individual in history

Jehuda Reinharz, born in Haifa in 1944, spent his childhood in Israel and his adolescence in Germany, and moved with his family to the United States when he was seventeen. These three diverse geographies and the experiences they engendered shaped his formative years and the future of a prolific scholar who devoted his life to the study of the central role of leadership as Jews faced the challenges of emancipation and integration in Germany, the rise of modern antisemitism, the formation of Zionist youth culture and politics, and the transformation of Jewish politics in Palestine and the State of Israel.

In this volume, eminent scholars in their respective fields extend the lines of Reinharz’s research interests and personal activism by focusing on the ideological, political, and scholarly contributions of a diverse range of individuals in Jewish history. Essays are clustered around five central themes: ideology and politics; statecraft; intellectual, social and cultural spheres; witnessing history; and in the academy.

This volume offers a panoramic view of modern Jewish history through engaging essays that celebrate Reinharz’s rich contribution as a path-breaking and prolific scholar, teacher, and leader in the academy and beyond.

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CHAERAN Y. FREEZE is associate professor of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University. SYLVIA FUKS FRIED is executive director of the Tauber Institute at Brandeis University. EUGENE R. SHEPPARD is associate professor of Modern Jewish History and Thought at Brandeis University.

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