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By Gideon Reuveni

Antisemitic stereotypes of Jews as capitalists have hindered learn into the industrial measurement of the Jewish previous. The determine of the Jew as dealer and financier ruled the 19th and 20th centuries. however the economic climate has been primary to Jewish lifestyles and the Jewish picture on this planet; Jews not just made funds yet spent funds. This publication is the 1st to enquire the intersection among intake, identification, and Jewish background in Europe. It goals to envision the position and position of intake inside Jewish society and the methods consumerism generated and strengthened Jewish notions of belonging from the top of the eighteenth century to the start of the recent millennium. It exhibits how the advances of modernization and secularization within the sleek interval elevated the significance of intake in Jewish existence, making it a major factor within the strategy of redefining Jewish identity.

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