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Homes Away from Home: Jewish Belonging in Twentieth-Century Paris, Berlin, and St. Petersburg

Sarah Wobick-Segev


This book is the first comparative study of Jewish communities in Western, Central, and Eastern Europe. It analyzes how Jews used social and religious spaces to reformulate patterns of fraternity, celebration, and family formation and expressions of self-identification. It suggests that the social patterns that developed between 1890 and the 1930s were formative for the fundamental reshaping of Jewish community and remain essential to our understanding of contemporary Jewish life. Focusing on the social interactions of urban European Jews, this book offers a new perspective on how Jews confron ... More

Keywords: Modern Jewish history, modern European history, space, emotions, Jewish life, Jewish holidays, children, gender studies, religious studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781503605145
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9781503605145.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Wobick-Segev, author
Hebrew University of Jerusalem