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By Gideon Reuveni

Antisemitic stereotypes of Jews as capitalists have hindered learn into the commercial measurement of the Jewish earlier. The determine of the Jew as dealer and financier ruled the 19th and 20th centuries. however the economic system has been relevant to Jewish existence and the Jewish photo on this planet; Jews not just made cash yet spent funds. This ebook is the 1st to enquire the intersection among intake, identification, and Jewish historical past in Europe. It goals to ascertain the function 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 hot millennium. It exhibits how the advances of modernization and secularization within the glossy interval elevated the significance of intake in Jewish existence, making it a major factor within the means of redefining Jewish identity.

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