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The Diaspora in Europe and the world in numbers
The logic of the East–West migratory movements
Residential differentiation, segregation and urbanization
‘Demographic transition’ and modernization
Heterogamy and de-Judaization
Dismantling of feudalism as a liberating process
Religious intellectualism and economic modernization
External socio–historical conditions of restratification
Free-market propensities and entrepreneurial flair
Archaism and modernization in industry
Social circumstances of Jewish ‘overeducation’
Assimilationist compensation and creativity
Circumstances of political renewal
Modernization programs affecting the Jews
Post-feudalistic sources of the ‘Jewish Question’
Local approaches to integration in the West
Integration and exclusion under Russian absolutism
Concomitants of the new identity strategies
Assimilation as an impossible undertaking
Religious indifferentism and religious reform
The crisis of assimilationism and the nationalist responses
Main socio–historical dimensions of Jewish nationalism
Intellectual forerunners of Zionism
‘Lovers of Zion,’ or ‘practical Zionists’
The organization of Zionism in Europe
The anti-Zionist camp and its points of reference
Emigrants and those taking the path of aliyah
The ideological spectrum of the Zionist movement
The Zionist extreme left and extreme right
The Jewish socialist movement in Eastern Europe
Making sense of nonsense
The logic of stigmatization and the Christian precedent
Anti-Semitism as anticapitalism
Judaeophobia and romantic nationalism
Intellectual sources of the ideology of ‘rootedness’
The ‘Aryan myth’ and early versions of racial doctrine
The revival of political anti-Semitism in Eastern Europe
Two ‘liberal’ counterexamples: France and Hungary
The rise of Nazism and the road to the Shoah
The implementation of the genocide
Survivors of the Shoah, or the impossible return
Trauma of survival and a painful ‘liberation’
People of the Shoah
Israel and the new Jewish identity
Religious indifferentism and ‘re-Judaization’
Hostages of Cold War in the Soviet Union
Communism and Jewry
Concluding remarks
Selected Bibliography for Further Reading
Biographical Index
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The Jews of Europe in the Modern Era

The Jews of Europe in the Modern Era

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