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Creating American Reform JudaismLife and Times of Isaac Mayer Wise$
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Sefton D. Temkin

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9781874774457

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781874774457.001.0001

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Early Years

Early Years

3. Early Years
Creating American Reform Judaism

Sefton D. Temkin

Liverpool University Press

This chapter details Isaac Mayer Wise’s early years. When he was six he went to live at Durmaul with his grandfather. At Durmaul there was a Jewish ‘trivial school’ which he attended, and in the evening he received personal instruction from his grandfather. Wise was twelve when his grandfather died, and from that time onwards he made his way alone. Here, the chapter attempts to establish a chronology from 1831 to 1843, with difficulty. When Wise resolved to leave Bohemia, the fall of the Metternich regime was only two years ahead, but while Metternich was in the saddle the darkness must have seemed impenetrable and interminable. Wise held office at Radnitz in a period when religious reform shared with civil emancipation the attention of European Jewry.

Keywords:   Durmaul, independence, Jewish school, Bohemia, European politics, religious reform, civil emancipation, Radnitz, European Jewry

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