Eliyahu stern associate professor of modern jewish intellectual and cultural history yale university press to understand the organizing framework of modern judaism eliyahu stern believes that we should look deeper and further than the holocaust the establishment of the state of israel and the influence and affluence of american jewry. Jewish materialism the intellectual revolution of the 1870s yale university press 2018 is a radical new book that uncovers a hitherto ignored intellectual movement in jewish eastern europe and finds new antecedents to the story of modern jewish history in it professor eliyahu stern . A paradigm shifting account of the modern jewish experience from one of the most creative young historians of his generationto understand the organizing framew. Eliyahu sterns jewish materialism is an intellectual history of a group of russian jews communicating with one another publicly and privately in the 1870sfor stern the debates among these roughly twenty five intellectuals born in the northwestern provinces of the russian empire 6 mark a pivotal turning point in the history of jewish self imagination. Eliyahu stern is associate professor of modern jewish intellectual and cultural history at yale university he is the author of the genius elijah of vilna and the making of modern judaism and has served as a term member on the council on foreign relations and a consultant to the museum of the history of polish jews in warsaw poland
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