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Sacred Bonds of Solidarity: The Rise of Jewish Internationalism in Nineteenth-Century France (review)

Sacred Bonds of Solidarity: The Rise of Jewish Internationalism in Nineteenth-Century France... Reviews Leff, Lisa Moses. Sacred Bonds of Solidarity: The Rise of Jewish Internationalism in Nineteenth-Century France. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006. Pp. 327. isbn 978-0-8047-5251-0 Maurice Samuels, Yale University Home today to the largest population of both Muslims and Jews in Western Europe, France has recently seen questions of minority and religious identity come to the fore, often in violent ways. Journalists and other commentators have frequently condemned assertions of minority identity as a violation of France's vaunted tradition of universalism, inherited from the Revolution. And yet, as Lisa Moses Leff shows in her fascinating and meticulously researched book, during the century that followed the Revolution, French Jews attempted to reconcile their particular identity with the claims of the universal. At the core of the book lies a conundrum that has long puzzled historians: why did French Jews found the first international Jewish aid organization ­ the Alliance Israélite Universelle (aiu) ­ in 1860? The first European Jews to receive full civil rights (in 1790­91), French Jews have long been viewed as paragons of assimilation, as having gladly renounced their particular identity as Jews for an entrance ticket to French culture. Moreover, it has long been assumed that http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nineteenth Century French Studies University of Nebraska Press

Sacred Bonds of Solidarity: The Rise of Jewish Internationalism in Nineteenth-Century France (review)

Nineteenth Century French Studies , Volume 36 (2) – Apr 25, 2008

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Reviews Leff, Lisa Moses. Sacred Bonds of Solidarity: The Rise of Jewish Internationalism in Nineteenth-Century France. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006. Pp. 327. isbn 978-0-8047-5251-0 Maurice Samuels, Yale University Home today to the largest population of both Muslims and Jews in Western Europe, France has recently seen questions of minority and religious identity come to the fore, often in violent ways. Journalists and other commentators have frequently condemned assertions of minority identity as a violation of France's vaunted tradition of universalism, inherited from the Revolution. And yet, as Lisa Moses Leff shows in her fascinating and meticulously researched book, during the century that followed the Revolution, French Jews attempted to reconcile their particular identity with the claims of the universal. At the core of the book lies a conundrum that has long puzzled historians: why did French Jews found the first international Jewish aid organization ­ the Alliance Israélite Universelle (aiu) ­ in 1860? The first European Jews to receive full civil rights (in 1790­91), French Jews have long been viewed as paragons of assimilation, as having gladly renounced their particular identity as Jews for an entrance ticket to French culture. Moreover, it has long been assumed that

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Published: Apr 25, 2008

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