Lithuanian Jewish Culture

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Dovid Katz's monumental Lithuanian Jewish Culture is the most comprehensive work ever to appear in English on the cultural, linguistic and spiritual worlds of the Litvaks. The Litvaks are the Jews hailing from the lands of the medieval Grand Duchy of Lithuania and its successor modern states - Lithuania, Belarus, Latvia, and parts of northern Ukraine and northeastern Poland. This huge folio volume provides an introduction to Jewish history and culture starting with antiquity and leading methodically to the rise ...

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Overview

Dovid Katz's monumental Lithuanian Jewish Culture is the most comprehensive work ever to appear in English on the cultural, linguistic and spiritual worlds of the Litvaks. The Litvaks are the Jews hailing from the lands of the medieval Grand Duchy of Lithuania and its successor modern states - Lithuania, Belarus, Latvia, and parts of northern Ukraine and northeastern Poland. This huge folio volume provides an introduction to Jewish history and culture starting with antiquity and leading methodically to the rise of Lithuanian Jewry some seven centuries ago.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789639776517
  • Publisher: Central European University Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Dovid Katz is Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature and Culture at Vilnius University, Lithuania.

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Table of Contents

1 Jewish Lithuania 13

2 The Ancient Heritage 25

3 Ashkenaz 37

4 Lita 51

5 The Council of Lithuania 73

6 The Gaon of Vilna 85

7 Hasidim and Misnagdim 121

8 A Land for Jewish Tradition 143

9 Individualists and Modernists 199

10 Hebrew Comes to Life 223

11 Yiddish Comes to Modern European Culture 241

12 Times of Revolution 299

13 In Four New Republics 317

14 Lithuanian Jewish Art 343

15 Today 355

App The Karaites 369

For Further Reading 375

Index 383

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