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New Reflections on Jewish Historiography

New Reflections on Jewish Historiography T H E J E W I S H Q U A R T E R LY R E V I E W , Vol. 97, No. 4 (Fall 2007) 660­672 MICHAEL A. MEYER Michael Brenner. Propheten des Vergangenen: Judische Geschichtsschreibung im ¨ 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. Munich: Verlag C. H. Beck, 2006. Pp. 400. Yitzhak Conforti. Zeman `avar: Ha-historyografyah ha-Tsiyonit ve-`itsuv hazikaron ha-le'umi. (Past Tense: Zionist Historiography and the Shaping of the National Memory). Jerusalem: Yad Ben-Zvi, 2006. Pp. 332. Moshe Rosman. How Jewish Is Jewish History? Oxford and Portland, Ore.: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2007. Pp. xiv 224. I N 19 32 L E O B A E CK published an article in which he expressed deep regret at how modern Jewish historiography had wrought rupture: ``The old tradition, which until then could always be experienced with immediacy in every present, which entered consciousness ever anew, which through its succession of teachers brought about and ensured an outer and inner unity, tore apart . . . One no longer stood in it but outside of it. Tradition gave way before learned reconstruction; historical knowledge supplanted historical connection.''1 Yet only a year earlier the very popular http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Jewish Quarterly Review University of Pennsylvania Press

New Reflections on Jewish Historiography

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T H E J E W I S H Q U A R T E R LY R E V I E W , Vol. 97, No. 4 (Fall 2007) 660­672 MICHAEL A. MEYER Michael Brenner. Propheten des Vergangenen: Judische Geschichtsschreibung im ¨ 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. Munich: Verlag C. H. Beck, 2006. Pp. 400. Yitzhak Conforti. Zeman `avar: Ha-historyografyah ha-Tsiyonit ve-`itsuv hazikaron ha-le'umi. (Past Tense: Zionist Historiography and the Shaping of the National Memory). Jerusalem: Yad Ben-Zvi, 2006. Pp. 332. Moshe Rosman. How Jewish Is Jewish History? Oxford and Portland, Ore.: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2007. Pp. xiv 224. I N 19 32 L E O B A E CK published an article in which he expressed deep regret at how modern Jewish historiography had wrought rupture: ``The old tradition, which until then could always be experienced with immediacy in every present, which entered consciousness ever anew, which through its succession of teachers brought about and ensured an outer and inner unity, tore apart . . . One no longer stood in it but outside of it. Tradition gave way before learned reconstruction; historical knowledge supplanted historical connection.''1 Yet only a year earlier the very popular

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