Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Rahel Varnhagen @ A Taste of Honey

Reason, Assimilation, and Identity:  Rahel Levin Varnhagen (1771–1833) occupied a unique place in German intellectual history.

She is known for the salon she initiated in Berlin, which became a center for intellectuals and artists of various social classes - especially for writers of the Romantic and the Young Germany schools.

Sarah Egelman, of the Communications, Humanities, and Social Sciences Department at CNM, introduces us to Rahel Varnhagen in her upcoming class at A Taste of Honey.

Through the lens of Rahel Varnhagen's life, the class will explore Jewish assimilation and examine this particular time and place in Jewish history.

If you do not find this topic fascinating - there are 24 other classes to choose from - plus Michael Wex!

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