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Polin: Focusing on Religion: Aspects and Experiences

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Addressing various aspects of Jewish life and religion, particularly in the last two centuries, this book examines different aspects of the Hasidic tradition; present-day contacts between Bobower Hasidism in New York and Bobowa in Poland; and how a rabbi trained in the Lithuanian tradition adapted to the very different conditions of the United States. The modifications of Jewish religious tradition practiced in the modern pre-war synagogues in Warsaw, Lódz, and Lwów are considered, as is the attempt by Hillel ...
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Overview

Addressing various aspects of Jewish life and religion, particularly in the last two centuries, this book examines different aspects of the Hasidic tradition; present-day contacts between Bobower Hasidism in New York and Bobowa in Poland; and how a rabbi trained in the Lithuanian tradition adapted to the very different conditions of the United States. The modifications of Jewish religious tradition practiced in the modern pre-war synagogues in Warsaw, Lódz, and Lwów are considered, as is the attempt by Hillel Zeitlyn to re-interpret Jewish tradition in the interwar years.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781874774341
  • Publisher: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization
  • Publication date: 10/29/1998
  • Series: Studies in Polish Jewry
  • Pages: 466
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Note on Transliteration, Names, and Place-Names
Introduction
Pt. I On Religion: Aspects and Experiences
Hasidic Yeshivot in Inter-War Poland 3
Tobacco and the Hasidim 25
'A Thread of Blue': Rabbi Gershon Henoch Leiner of Radzyn and his Search for Continuity in Response to Modernity 31
The Tarler rebbe of Lodz and his Medical Practice: Towards a History of Hasidic Life in Pre-First World War Poland 53
Aaron Menahem Mendel Guterman, the rebbe of Radzymin 62
A Pilgrimage from Bobowa to Bobowa 66
On the Brink of Disaster: Hillel Zeitlin's Struggle for Jewish Survival in Poland 77
Ala from the Primer 94
The Congregation of the Great Synagogue in Warsaw: Its Changing Social Composition and Ideological Affiliations 112
The Progressive Synagogue in Lwow 127
The Synagogues of Lodz 154
Pt. II New Views
Conspiracy Theories and the Reception of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion in Poland 171
Polish Influences on British Policy Regarding Jewish Rescue Efforts in Poland 1939-1945 183
The Concerns of an Immigrant Rabbi: The Life and Sermons of Rabbi Moshe Shimon Sivitz 192
Trunk's Poyln: Its Place in Jewish Polish History 216
Jewish-Ukrainian Relations in Inter-War Poland as Reflected in Some Ukrainian Publications 232
Jewish Martyrdom in the Works of Adolf Rudnicki 247
The Jewish Question in Poland: Views Expressed in the Catholic Press between the Two World Wars 263
Pt. III Reviews
History, Experience, and Democracy. Istvan Bibo Revisited: The Jewish Question after 1944 - Fifty Years Later 281
The Realm of Shadows: Recent Writing on the Holocaust 296
Polish History through the Eyes of Three Jewish Popular Historians 312
A New Account of the 'March Events' 319
Andrzej Zbikowski, Zydzi krakowscy i ich gmina w latach 1869-1919 327
Mojzesz Schorr i jego listy do Ludwika Gumplowicza, ed. Rafal Zebrowski 331
Swiat pod kontrola: Wybor materialow z archiwum cenzury rosyjskiej w Warszawie, ed. Maria Prussak 334
Andrzej Jezierski ed., Historia Polski w liczbach: Ludnosc, terytorium 337
Rainer Erb ed., Die Legende vom Ritualmord: Zur Geschichte der Blutbeschuldigung gegen Juden 338
Milton Shain, The Roots of Antisemitism in South Africa 340
Regina Renz, Spoleczenstwo malomiasteczkowe w wojewodztwie kieleckim 1918-1939 Krzysztof Urbanski, Kieleccy Zydzi 345
Christopher Clark, The Politics of Conversion: Missionary Protestantism and the Jews in Prussia 1728-1941 348
Jacek J. Jadacki and Barbara Markiewicz eds., A madrosci zlo nie przemoze 350
Death Books from Auschwitz: Remnants, ed. Jerzy Debski et al. 351
Norman Salsitz, as told to Richard Skolnik, A Jewish Boyhood in Poland: Remembering Kolbuszowa 354
Zygmunt Bauman, Modernity and the Holocaust 355
Barbara and Leszek Amatys and Wieslaw Stradomski, Historia filmu polskiego, ii 358
Nechama Tec, Defiance: The Bielski Partisans 360
Felicja Karay, Death Comes in Yellow: Skarzysko-Kamienna Slave Labour Camp 361
Tomas Venclova, Aleksander Wat: Life and Art of an Iconoclast 365
Irena Kowalska and Ida Merzan, Rottenbergowie znad Buga 371
Fanny Solomian, Getto i gwiazdy Pamietmik Marii Koper, ed. Henryk Grynberg Natan Gross, Pocci i Szoa 375
Arnost Lustig, Children of the Holocaust 378
Julian Stryjkowski 1905-1996 381
The Third Competition of Scholarly Works on Polish Jewish and Israeli Themes 385
A Bibliography of Polish Jewish Studies, 1995 391
Notes on the Contributors and Translators 413
Glossary 418
Index 423
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