Der Yiddisher Gedank in der Neier Tzeit (Jewish Thought in Modern Times), edited by Abraham Menes
This volume, the first of a projected series, contains some eighty pieces in Yiddish—essays, articles, documents by many different writers—which reflect the diversity of views and factions that prevailed in the Jewish community of Eastern Europe at about the turn of the century. Appending a title like Jewish Thought in Modern Times to a book that contains almost nothing about religion or theology and concentrates entirely on “secular” matters is bound to strike the American reader as anomalous, indeed as self-contradictory. But this limitation may also help to dislodge the notion that Jewish thought has operated exclusively in the domain of theology and cognate subjects.
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