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Contents Note on Transliteration Introduction Jeremy Cohen Part I. Formulating the Question 1. 'Jewish Contribution to Civilization' and its Implications for Notions of 'Jewish Superiority' in the Modern Period Richard I. Cohen 2. Discourses of Civilization: The Shifting Course of Modern Jewish Motif David N. Myers 3. From Counterculture to Subculture to Multiculture: The 'Jewish Contribution' Then and Now Moshe Rosman Part II. Judaism and Other Cultures 4. Day of Gladness or Day of Madness? Modern Discussions of the Ancient Sabbath Elliott Horowitz 5. The 'Jewish Contribution' to Christianity David Berger 6. Judaism, Islam, and Hellenism: The Conflict in Germany over the Origins of Kultur Susannah Heschel 7. From Sephardi to Oriental: The 'Decline' Theory of Jewish Civilization in the Middle East and North Africa Daniel Schroeter Part III. Jews, Germans, Americans 8. From Admission Ticket to Contribution: Remarks on the History of an Apologetic Argument Yaacov Shavit 9. German-Jewish Literature and Culture and the Field of German-Jewish Studies Mark H. Gelber 10. Louis Finkelstein, Mordecai Kaplan, and American 'Jewish Contributions to Civilization' David Biale Bibliography Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Jews -- Civilization.
Civilization, Modern -- Jewish influences.
Judaism -- Relations.