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Author Aberbach, David, 1953- author.

Title Nationalism, war and Jewish education : from the Roman empire to modern times / David Aberbach
Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, [2018]


Description 1 online resource (xii, 215 pages)
Series Routledge Jewish Studies Series
Routledge Jewish studies series.
Contents Part I. Nationalism and Jewish education in the Roman era. The early Roman background : Jewish education and Jewish/Greek relations -- Roman government, Greek freedmen and Jewish education -- Josephus and the struggle for Jewish accommodation with Rome -- Defeat, nationalism and Jewish education after 70 CE -- Jewish education, Roman and Jewish law and Stoic philosophy -- The Mishna, Galilee, and Jewish education -- The rabbis and Jewish education as history -- How did Jewish education affect class differences? -- Education in the love of Israel : the anti-prophetic streak in rabbinic literature The double standard of Jewish education -- To pay or not to pay?: the problem of the schoolteacher -- Part II. From emancipation to political nationalism, 1789-1948. Jewish education and the rise of the secular state -- Emancipation and the Jewish return to war -- Heresy and continuity in post-1789 Jewish education -- Emancipation, the Hebrew revival and the retreat from Hebrew -- Jewish education in Hebrew literature -- Pogroms and Jewish militarization -- The revival of Hebrew 1917-39
Summary "Nationalism, War and Jewish Education explores historical circumstances leading to the emergence of a Jewish religious school system lasting to modern times and the process by which this system was broken down and adapted in secular form as Jewish nationalism grew in the 19th and early 20th centuries. In the Roman period, education became an essential part of rabbinic pacifist accommodation following Jewish defeats, while in the modern period, secular education was associated with nationalism and increasing militancy of emerging states. In both periods there was a revival of Hebrew and the creation of an educational system based on Hebrew texts. Both revivals were responses to anti-Semitism, which pushed large numbers of Jews away from assimilation into the dominant culture to a renewed Jewish national identity. The book highlights the centrifugal and centripetal shifts in Jewish identity, from messianic militarism to pacifism and back. It shows how changes in Jewish education accompanied these shifts. While drawing on historical scholarship for background, this book is essentially a literary study, showing how literary changes at different times and places reflect historical, socio-psychological, economic and political change. Nationalism, War and Jewish Education is original in showing how ancient Jewish education affected modern Jewish society, therefore it is a valuable resource for students and researchers interested in Jewish history and literature, education, development studies and nationalism."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Jews -- Education -- History
Jewish religious schools -- History
Jewish nationalism -- History
RELIGION -- Judaism -- History.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Regional Studies.
Jewish nationalism
Jewish religious schools
Jews -- Education
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780429779947