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The First Modern Jew:
Spinoza and the History of an Image
Daniel B. Schwartz

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations ix
Preface and Acknowledgments xi
Note on Translations and Romanization xvii
Introduction 1
   Spinoza's Jewish Modernities
Chapter 1: Ex-Jew, Eternal Jew: 15
   Early Representations of the Jewish Spinoza
Chapter 2: Refining Spinoza: 35
   Moses Mendelssohn's Response to the Amsterdam Heretic
Chapter 3: The First Modern Jew: 55
   Berthold Auerbach's Spinoza and the Beginnings of an Image
Chapter 4: A Rebel against the Past, A Revealer of Secrets: 81
   Salomon Rubin and the East European Maskilic Spinoza
Chapter 5: From the Heights of Mount Scopus: 113
   Yosef Klausner and the Zionist Rehabilitation of Spinoza
Chapter 6: Farewell, Spinoza: 155
   I. B. Singer and the Tragicomedy of the Jewish Spinozist
Epilogue: 189
   Spinoza Redivivus in the Twenty-First Century
Notes 203
Bibliography 247
Index 265

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