Journals Higher Education

$110.00

Hardcover

28 October 1988

278 Pages | illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195042900


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For Whom Do I Toil?

Judah Leib Gordon and the Crisis of Russian Jewry

Michael Stanislawski

Studies in Jewish History

This is the first full-length biography of Judah Leib Gordon (1830-92), the most important Hebrew poet of the 19th century, and one of the pivotal intellectual and cultural figures in Russian Jewry. His personal story is a fascinating drama that both symbolizes and summarizes the cultural and political challenges facing Russian Jewry at a crucial time in its history: challenges that remain pertinent and controversial today. This is the first full-length biography of Judah Leib Gordon (1830-92), one of the pivotal intellectual and cultural figures in Russian Jewry, and the most important Hebrew poet of the 19th century. His personal story is a fascinating drama that both symbolizes and summarizes the cultural and political challenges facing Russian Jewry at a crucial time in its history, challenges that remain pertinent and controversial today.

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