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The Jewish Renaissance in Weimar Germany
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The Jewish Renaissance in Weimar Germany

October 19 , 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Jakob Steinhardt (1887–1968) created the striking woodcuts for this 1929 edition of verses from the book of Jesus Ben Sirach by the Soncino Gesellschaft, a society of Jewish bibliophiles that published traditional Jewish texts, modern Hebrew literature in translation, and other Jewish books in limited luxury editions for its members. Steinhardt, Jakob (.il) and Zweig, Arnold, Neun Holzschnitte zu ausgewaehlten Versen aus dem Buche Jeschu ben Elieser ben Sirah. Soncino Gesellschaft, Berlin, 1924. LBI Library, r (q) NE 654 S72.

The Leo Baeck Institute’s Shared History Project, focusing on the Interwar Period, presents a panel on how German-speaking Jews seized on the era of cultural freedom ushered in by the Weimar Republic to rediscover, revitalize and transform Jewish culture and identity in a modern context. With Michael Brenner (American University/Munich), Rachel Seelig (University of Toronto)  and Kerry Wallach (Gettysburg College). Register here.


October 19
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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