From Pintele Yid to Racenjude: Chaim Zhitlovsky and racial conceptions of Jewishness

@article{Hoffman2005FromPY,
  title={From Pintele Yid to Racenjude: Chaim Zhitlovsky and racial conceptions of Jewishness},
  author={M. Hoffman},
  journal={Jewish History},
  year={2005},
  volume={19},
  pages={65-78}
}
The Russian Jewish intellectual, Chaim Zhitlovsky (1865–1943), a leading architect of secular Jewish culture and thought, was a central figure in the progressive Jewish intelligentsia of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. In an essay written in 1927, “Yidn un Yiddishkayt” (“Jews and Jewishness”), he sought to define the secular essence of what he calls Yiddishkayt. This essay is not the first in Zhitlovsky’s long publicistic career in which he searches for new, secular definitions… Expand
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