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Jewish Demography: Fundamentals of the Research Field

Sergio DellaPergola

in The Social Scientific Study of Jewry: Sources, Approaches, Debates

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199363490
eISBN:
9780190254650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199363490.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter provides an overview of the discipline of world Jewish demography. It discusses the quality of demographic data, the boundaries of the Jewish collective and the scholars involved in ... More


Decline (1713–1750)

JONATHAN I. ISRAEL

in European Jewry in the Age of Mercantilism 1550–1750

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198219286
eISBN:
9780191678332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219286.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

It is important to note that during the expansion of the European Jewry, the diaspora undergone by the Jewish population – especially in central Europe, Spain, Poland, and Italy – veered away from ... More


Bankers and Brokers, Peddlers and Pickpockets (1700–1800)

Todd M. Endelman

in The Jews of Britain, 1656 to 2000

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227194
eISBN:
9780520935662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227194.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes the Jewish community in England during the resettlement period. The Jewish community of the resettlement period was overwhelmingly Spanish and Portuguese in origin. Most ... More


Book Reviews

Israel Bartal, Rachel Elior, and Chone Shmeruk (eds)

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 10: Jews in Early Modern Poland

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774310
eISBN:
9781800340671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774310.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter looks at 29 book reviews. The first set of books discusses hasidism in Poland; the history of the Jewish population in lower Silesia after the Second World War; the Jewish communities in ... More


Yeshiva Days: Learning on the Lower East Side

Jonathan Boyarin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691203997
eISBN:
9780691207698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203997.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

New York City's Lower East Side has witnessed a severe decline in its Jewish population in recent decades, yet every morning in the big room of the city's oldest yeshiva, students still gather to ... More


Poles and Jews

Robert Blobaum

in A Minor Apocalypse: Warsaw during the First World War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705236
eISBN:
9781501707889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705236.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter addresses the impact of the war on relations between Warsaw's two principal and competing national groups, Poles and Jews, by exploring themes that take into account the dramatically ... More


Jewish Marriage in Eighteenth-Century Poland

Jacob Goldberg

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 10: Jews in Early Modern Poland

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774310
eISBN:
9781800340671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774310.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses Jewish marriage in eighteenth-century Poland. Jews, as well as many non-Jews, acknowledged that Jewish marriages embodied a good, stable model and praised them as examples to ... More


The Jewish Population of Syria

Yaron Harel

in Syrian Jewry in Transition, 1840-1880

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113652
eISBN:
9781800340244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113652.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter compares and contrasts the large Jewish communities of Aleppo and Damascus in nineteenth-century Syria, as well as their distinctive features that affect the nature and speed of its ... More


Poles and Jews in the Kielce Region and Radom, April 1945–February 1946

Adam Penkalla

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 13: Focusing on the Holocaust and its Aftermath

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774600
eISBN:
9781800340701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774600.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the Poles and Jews in the Kielce Region and Radom. The relations between Poles and Jews and the situation of the Jewish population directly after the end of the Second World ... More


The High Point (II): Jewish Society (1650–1713)

Jonathan Israel

in European Jewry in the Age of Mercantilism, 1550-1750

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774426
eISBN:
9781800340282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774426.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses how the climax of the European debate over Jewish readmission came during the third quarter of the seventeenth century. For a quarter of a century, conferences, commissions, ... More


Decline and Renewal (1713–1750)

Jonathan Israel

in European Jewry in the Age of Mercantilism, 1550-1750

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774426
eISBN:
9781800340282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774426.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explains that the period 1713–50 was one of sharp deterioration in European Jewry's demographic position. It is true that a steady increase persisted in many parts, but, from the second ... More


Introduction

Rachel Manekin

in The Rebellion of the Daughters: Jewish Women Runaways in Habsburg Galicia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691194936
eISBN:
9780691207094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691194936.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on Western Galicia, specifically Kraków, as the main arena in which the stories of the thirty Galician Jewish minor girls that ran away took place. It describes that the majority ... More


Measuring the Size and Characteristics of American Jewry: A New Paradigm to Understand an Ancient People

Leonard Saxe, Elizabeth Tighe, and Matthew Boxer

in The Social Scientific Study of Jewry: Sources, Approaches, Debates

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199363490
eISBN:
9780190254650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199363490.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the methodology with regard to counting and assessing the characteristics of U.S. Jewry. It highlights the increasing cost of estimating the size and characteristics of the ... More


The Jewish Community of the Second Republic in Polish Historiography of the 1980s

Andrzej Chojnowski

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/9781904113171.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses the Jewish community of the Second Republic in Polish historiography of the 1980s. The problem of the ethnic minorities in the Second Republic – their socio-economic situation, ... More


The Vilna Pogrom of 19–21 April 1919

Szymon Rudnicki

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 33: Jewish Religious Life in Poland since 1750

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781906764753
eISBN:
9781800852044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764753.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter mentions Jarosław Wołkonowski of Vilna and Przemysław Rózanski of Gdansk, who wrote about the events in Vilna based on materials located in US archives. It talks about opposing ... More


Community and Identity: The Making of Modern Gibraltar Since 1704

Stephen Constantine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076350
eISBN:
9781781702048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076350.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This study concerns the history of Gibraltar following its military conquest in 1704, after which sovereignty of the territory was transferred from Spain to Britain and it became a British fortress ... More


Refugees or Migrants: Pre-Modern Jewish Population Movement

Robert Chazan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300218572
eISBN:
9780300240627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218572.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

For millennia, Jews and non-Jews alike have viewed forced population movement as a core aspect of the Jewish experience. This involuntary Jewish wandering has been explained by pre-modern Jews and ... More


Group Size, Social Class, Religion, and Politics

Chaim I. Waxman

in Social Change and Halakhic Evolution in American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764845
eISBN:
9781800343450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764845.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on determining the size of the Orthodox Jewish population in the United States and difficulties related to the problem of estimating the Jewish population as a whole. It analyses ... More


Memory at the margins, matter out of place: hidden narratives of Jewish settlement and movement in the inter-war years

Tony Kushner

in Anglo-Jewry Since 1066: Place, Locality and Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076541
eISBN:
9781781702512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076541.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion

In the period from the 1900s until the later 1930s, the Jewish population of Southampton more than tripled. According to the Jewish Year Book in 1905 there were twenty Jewish families in the town and ... More


The Lemberg of Nazism: German Occupation, 1941–1944

Tarik Cyril Amar

in The Paradox of Ukrainian Lviv: A Borderland City between Stalinists, Nazis, and Nationalists

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453915
eISBN:
9781501700842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453915.003.0004
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter details the German occupation from 1941 to 1944, when Lviv's Jewish population was murdered in the Holocaust and the conflict between its Polish and Ukrainian inhabitants escalated. ... More


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