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1-36. Jewish Messianism and the Philosophy of the Expressionist Era 33 After the defeat of Bar Kochba’s revolt led to a dramatic decline in some Jewish communities in Palestine, such messianic movements became more localized, and were far more strongly resisted within rabbinic Judaism. ’6 It seemed easy enough to do so, because the Scriptures had not designated the Messiah’s identity, but had indicated his humanity (even if he did possess some supernatural qualities); this scriptural anonymity and humanity allowed for numerous claimants, throughout history, to the messianic role.
See Scholem, ‘Krise’, p. 154. Consistent reference is made in this study to Scholem’s understanding of messianism, because I believe it most accurately reflects both the history of religious messianism in the western world and the messianic thinking that shaped the German intellectual discourse of the Expressionist era. Scholem was, after all, a witness to that era and a friend and collaborator of many of the writers discussed here. Moreover, I find Scholem’s conception of a messianism thoroughly interwoven with, indeed constituted by, a number of related concepts (eschatology, apocalypticism, utopianism) more convincing than studies that strive toward dogmatic differentiations between these concepts.
Bloch, Werke, III, 195, 208, 260. , 13. 40 German Expressionist Drama and the Messianism of a Generation ary Expressionism. While the terms are certainly Bloch’s, their spirit permeates and even necessitates poems like Heynicke’s “Volk” (“People”) or those collected in Werfel’s early volumes Der Weltfreund (The Friend of the World, 1911), Wir sind (We Are, 1913), and Einander (Each Other, 1915). 32 For Bloch and for the literary Expressionists, there is a task that follows from these concerns, as expounded in the opening passage of The Spirit of Utopia: “Ich bin.