Languages of Community: The Jewish Experience in the Czech Lands

Synopsis

"An engaging and highly nuanced portrait of one of European Jewry's most interesting but least known communities. . . . Kieval has a masterful command of a century and a half of Czech Jewish history, which he brings to bear in a sophisticated manner. "--David Sorkin, author of "Moses Mendelssohn and the Religious Enlightenment"

"Uniformly erudite, yet readable and lively. . . . The book will be widely read not only by historians of modern Jewry but by all those interested in the tortured and difficult path of this part of Europe towards the creation of a plural and civil society."--Antony Polonsky, editor of "Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry"