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Gershon C. Bacon, The Politics of Tradition: Agudat Yisrael in Poland, 1916–1939. Jerusalem: The Magnes Press, 1996. 331 pp.

Alan Mittleman

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195134681
eISBN:
9780199848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134681.003.0019
Subject:
History, History of Religion

A review of the book, The Politics of Tradition: Agudat Yisrael in Poland, 1916–1939 by Gershon C. Bacon is presented. Students of interwar Polish Jewry, modern Jewish politics and Orthodoxy will ... More


 Introduction: To Become a Nation of “Jewish Culture”

Arieh Bruce Saposnik

in Becoming Hebrew: The Creation of a Jewish National Culture in Ottoman Palestine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331219
eISBN:
9780199868100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331219.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explains the book's central foci—the ways in which Zionism's vision of a new Hebrew nation was translated into the concrete institutions, practices, and rituals that generated a national ... More


Barricades and Banners: The Revolution of 1905 and the Transformation of Warsaw Jewry

Scott Ury

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763837
eISBN:
9780804781046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763837.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book examines the intersection of urban society and modern politics among Jews in turn-of-the-century Warsaw, Europe's largest Jewish center at the time. By focusing on the tumultuous events ... More


Becoming Hebrew: The Creation of a Jewish National Culture in Ottoman Palestine

Arieh B. Saposnik

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331219
eISBN:
9780199868100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331219.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Becoming Hebrew is a study of the ways in which a Zionist national culture was generated in the Jewish Yishuv (prestate community) of Palestine between 1900 and 1914. The book addresses ... More


Mass Society, I

David Sorkin

in Jewish Emancipation: A History Across Five Centuries

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691164946
eISBN:
9780691189673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164946.003.0020
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter addresses how Europe became a mass society in the fin de siècle (1870–1914). Explosive population growth gave rise to major metropolises whose residents were divided by rank and ... More


The New Jewish Politics 1881–1914

Antony Polonsky

in Jews in Poland and Russia: A Short History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764395
eISBN:
9781800340763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764395.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter investigates how the years between 1881 and 1914 saw major changes in the situation of the Jews in the tsarist empire. Antisemitism became the stock-in-trade of the tsarist authorities, ... More


The Hasidim Strike Back: The Development of Hasidic Political Involvement

Marcin Wodziński

in Hasidism and Politics: The Kingdom of Poland, 1815-1864

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113737
eISBN:
9781800341012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113737.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter is devoted in its entirety to an analysis of hasidic political activity as a reaction to the policies directed at Hasidim. It describes the actions of Rabbi Isaac of Warka, the ... More


The Neighbors' Melodies: The Politics of Music in War and Revolution

James Loeffler

in The Most Musical Nation: Jews and Culture in the Late Russian Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300137132
eISBN:
9780300162943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300137132.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter examines how Russian Jewish culture began to unravel from within as early as the first years of World War I, beginning with a now classic ideological debate over the very Jewishness of ... More


Jewish Rights, National Rites: Nationalism and Autonomy in Late Imperial and Revolutionary Russia

Simon Rabinovitch

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804792493
eISBN:
9780804793032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804792493.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book examines the movement for nonterritorial autonomy that swept through Jewish politics in late imperial and revolutionary Russia. Jewish autonomism began around the turn of the twentieth ... More


The politics of fear

Richard Bolchover

in British Jewry and the Holocaust: With a New Introduction: With a New Introduction

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774808
eISBN:
9781800340022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774808.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter turns to the ‘politics of fear’. The politics of fear examines those ideologies that produced conflicting, pessimistic outlooks. These ideologies were notably simultaneously held with ... More


Overlapping Diasporas

Alex Lubin

in Geographies of Liberation: The Making of an Afro-Arab Political Imaginary

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469612881
eISBN:
9781469615318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469612881.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the formation of an African American diasporic imagination that was deeply influenced by Jewish diasporic politics and European Jewish Zionism. Beginning in the 1860s, African ... More


Hannah Arendt's Political Engagements

Seyla Benhabib

in Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230754
eISBN:
9780823235858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230754.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines three episodes in Arendt's political life and considers her own political engagements as they illuminate her conception of political agency. It ... More


A Taste for “the Things of Heaven”: Cleansing Music of Politics

Kálra Móricz

in Jewish Identities: Nationalism, Racism, and Utopianism in Twentieth-Century Music

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250888
eISBN:
9780520933682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250888.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Though he left it incomplete, Schoenberg never gave up Jakobsleiter, the Balzacian/Swedenborgian rise to heaven and Strindbergian struggle for faith of which stayed central to the composer's ... More


Origins: Controversies over Hasidic Shtiblekh

Marcin Wodziński

in Hasidism and Politics: The Kingdom of Poland, 1815-1864

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113737
eISBN:
9781800341012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113737.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter covers the prominence of the Jewish Question in the political debates of the last years of the Commonwealth, as well as in the later journalism of the Duchy of Warsaw and the Kingdom of ... More


Shlomo Netzer. Ma'avak Yehudei Polin al Zekhuyotehem ha-Ezrahiyot ve-ha-Leumiyot (1918–1922) (The Struggle of Polish Jewry for Civil and National Minority Rights [1918–1922]). Tel Aviv: Tel-Aviv University Press. 1980. Pp. 338, 4 page English summary.

Gershon C. Bacon

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 1: Poles and Jews: Renewing the Dialogue

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113171
eISBN:
9781800340589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113171.003.0045
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses Shlomo Netzer's The Struggle of Polish Jewry for Civil and National Minority Rights (1918–1922) (1980). In this richly documented study, Shlomo Netzer surveys the formative ... More


Introduction

Joshua Teplitsky

in Prince of the Press: How One Collector Built History's Most Enduring and Remarkable Jewish Library

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300234909
eISBN:
9780300241136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300234909.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This introductory chapter provides a background of David Oppenheim and his Jewish library. At the core of Oppenheim's identity and activity as a rabbi, intellectual, and communal leader stood his ... More


Introduction

Antony Polonsky

in Jews in Poland and Russia: 1881-1914 v. 2

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113836
eISBN:
9781800341067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113836.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the Jews in Poland and Russia in the years between 1881 and 1914. After the assassination of Alexander II in 1881, the situation of the Jews in the ... More


Conclusion

Antony Polonsky

in Jews in Poland and Russia: 1881-1914 v. 2

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113836
eISBN:
9781800341067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113836.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This concluding chapter highlights how the ‘long nineteenth century’ had an extremely disruptive impact on Jewish communal solidarity in the lands of the former Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. The ... More


History and the Social Sciences

Ewa Morawska

in Ethnicity and Beyond: Theories and Dilemmas of Jewish Group Demarcation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199793495
eISBN:
9780190254667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199793495.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter presents a number of reviews of books in the fields of history and social science. Topics covered in the first few books reviewed include the emigration of Jews from the Russian Empire; ... More


A ‘Polis’ in Jerusalem: The Jewish State

Yaacov Shavit

in Athens in Jerusalem: Classical Antiquity and Hellenism in the Making of the Modern Secular Jew

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774259
eISBN:
9781800340879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774259.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter turns to politics. Here, the return of the Jews to history was also their return to the realm of politics and statesmanship, whether as participants in European politics in various ... More


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