Tag Archive: Emancipation

Moses Mendelssohn: Conversation and the Legacy of the Enlightenment

The towering figure of the Jewish Enlightenment was a short, humpbacked son of a Torah scribe from the rural German hamlet of Dessau, who rose to become an internationally renowned Enlightenment philosopher while remaining an observant Jew who defended Judaism and advocated for Jewish civil rights. Explore his life and work through images and links to digitized books.

Lecture by Author Michael Goldfarb: How the Emancipation of Jews Led to Revolution and Renaissance

Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 6:30 PM – Michael Goldfarb was the London-based voice of National Public Radio for almost twenty years when he became interested in the struggle of immigrants and minorities to succeed in a new country. His new book reflects the journey of European Jews as they became increasingly integrated into European society.