Europe
(5,209 words)

In view of phenomena with Europe-wide influence such as the Enlightenment and emancipation, Europe seemed to the Jews, since the end of the 18th century, to be both a challenge and a promise. Within modern Europe, Jewish self-understandings re-situated themselves. Particularly in in the field of literature, an intense reflection on the relationship between Judaism and Europe began. Here, Jewish hope in a connect…

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Liska, Vivian and Witte, Bernd, “Europe”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 18 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0213>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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