A new book which details the life of one of the great
poets of German Romanticism, offers a new angle on Heine's
conflictual attitude towrds his own Judaism and to Jews in general.
This poet, who did not return to Judaism, since he claimed to
never have abandoned it,was an involuntary forefather of
the Emancipation: he paved the way for secular Judaism.
Streams of Judaism
1789-1860: Haskala (Emancipation)
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