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By Jeffrey Haus

ISBN-10: 081433380X

ISBN-13: 9780814333808

Historians have mostly characterised nineteenth-century French Jewry as principally desirous to assimilate, or, no less than, passively accommodating to assimilation, with merely the main conventional Jews rejecting the trimmings of French tradition. throughout the lens of Jewish basic and rabbinical schooling, writer Jeffrey Haus indicates that even built-in French Jews sought to set limits on assimilation and struggled to maintain a feeling of Jewish area of expertise in France. demanding situations of Equality argues that Jewish leaders couched their perspectives in phrases that the govt may comprehend and settle for, portraying a Judaism in step with the target of cultural and political unification of the French country. whilst, their academic actions asserted the life of distinctively Jewish cultural space.

Haus exhibits how French executive officers many times used political and fiscal strain to improve their very own imaginative and prescient of an built-in French Judaism. In reaction, Jewish leaders all in favour of the options of “utility” and “equality” to erect and deal with the limits among their associations and the nation, as those have been key parts of governmental coverage towards spiritual and academic institutions. Haus examines those concerns by means of evaluating the monetary and curricular histories of Jewish fundamental colleges run through the Consistory and the primary French rabbinical college. using various sources—including university curricula, rabbinical ordination examinations, executive records and correspondence, nation jurisprudential judgements, and the French Jewish press—Challenges of Equality paints an image of a resilient and protracted French Judaism that tailored, built-in, yet however survived.

Scholars of Jewish heritage, French background, ecu heritage, and the heritage of schooling will take pleasure in the distinct examine Jewish integration in France that Haus provides.

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