„Unglücklich muß enden, was der göttlichen Ordnung zuwiderläuft“ – Ehekonzeptionen in der neo-orthodoxen Belletristik

Neo-orthodox fiction is an aesthetically self-confident expression of the inner-Jewish processes of transformation in the 19th century. Its criticism of mixed marriages is part of a wider debate about the family. A socio-cultural orientated analysis reveals the tensions between the adoption of middle-class conventions and gender norms on the one hand, and a distinct religious and familial identity on the other, brought about by a literary device segregating orthodox from non-observant Jews.