Origin and Transformation: Salomon Maimon and German-Jewish Enlightenment Culture

@article{Barnouw2002OriginAT,
  title={Origin and Transformation: Salomon Maimon and German-Jewish Enlightenment Culture},
  author={D. Barnouw},
  journal={Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies},
  year={2002},
  volume={20},
  pages={64 - 80}
}
  • D. Barnouw
  • Published 2002
  • Sociology
  • Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies
  • Salomon Maimon's Lebensgeschichte (1792) presents a strange and troubled man, a solitary wanderer between the darkness of Polish-Jewish superstition and the light of German-Jewish reason. When he arrived in Berlin in 1777, the 25 year-old Maimon had left behind his life in the shtetl with its great material and intellectual poverty and premature responsiblities. A rabbi and husband at age eleven, he had experienced the near total lack of interest in a larger world, of teachers and books that… CONTINUE READING