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David Vital

in A People Apart: A Political History of the Jews in Europe 1789–1939

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199246816
eISBN:
9780191697623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246816.003.0028
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Jewry in Europe was now divided. It was divided de facto and more than ever before in conscience. It was one thing to observe events in Russia from without and at the immense distance in space and ... More


The Genesis of Selective Integration

Benjamin Nathans

in Beyond the Pale: The Jewish Encounter with Late Imperial Russia

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520208308
eISBN:
9780520931299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208308.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter highlights the extent to which new Jewish elites, led by the wealthy Evzel Gintsburg and his entourage, helped shape a policy of “selective integration”, whereby certain categories of ... More


Russia and the Kingdom of Poland, 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/9780691164946.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter details how Russia and the Kingdom of Poland displayed a specific pattern of emancipation. Significantly modifying central European legislation, tsarist governments held to a policy of ... More


Introduction

Jonathan L. Dekel-Chen

in Farming the Red Land: Jewish Agricultural Colonization and Local Soviet Power, 1924-1941

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103311
eISBN:
9780300133929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103311.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book explores Jewish colonization in Crimea and southern Ukraine in 1924, and how the agricultural colonies actually worked from the perspective of the decision-makers in Moscow, the organizers ... More


Confessions of the Shtetl: Converts from Judaism in Imperial Russia, 1817-1906

Ellie R. Schainker

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804798280
eISBN:
9781503600249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798280.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Confessions of the Shtetl explores Jewish conversions to a variety of Christian confessions in nineteenth-century imperial Russia. The book analyzes the surprisingly restrained policy of the Russian ... More


Jewish Spaces and Retro-Shtetls

in Music from a Speeding Train: Jewish Literature in Post-Revolution Russia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774437
eISBN:
9780804779043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774437.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter focuses on the connection between the classic Yiddish literary imagination of the shtetl and Yiddish literature before and after World War II, focusing on the works of such authors as ... More


The Crisis of Modernity and Jewish Responses

Reuven Firestone

in Holy War in Judaism: The Fall and Rise of a Controversial Idea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860302
eISBN:
9780199950621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860302.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Modernity represented a crisis for Jewish continuity since it effectively challenged the authority of the tradition that had served as the glue holding most of the Jewish people together for nearly ... More


Yosef Haim Brenner: A Life

Anita Shapira

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804785273
eISBN:
9780804793131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785273.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book follows the life story of the writer, critic, and intellectual Yosef Haim Brenner, one of the leading figures of the Hebrew renaissance at the turn of the nineteenth century. It describes ... More


Between Tradition and Transformation: Soviet Jews in the 1930s

Anika Walke

in Pioneers and Partisans: An Oral History of Nazi Genocide in Belorussia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199335534
eISBN:
9780190251581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199335534.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The chapter introduces the lives of women and men who grew up in the small villages of Ryzhkovichi and Slavnoe, midsize towns Rogachev and Bobruisk, and the capital of Belorussia, Minsk. The ... More


Michael Beizer (ed.), Toledot yehudei rusiyah, vol. 3, Mimapekhot 1917 ’ad nefilat brit hamo’atzot (History of the Jews in Russia: From the Revolutions of 1917 to the Fall of the Soviet Union). Jerusalem: The Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish History, 2015. 161 pp.

Richard I. Cohen (ed.)

in Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190912628
eISBN:
9780190912659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912628.003.0037
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Society

This chapter reviews the book Toledot yehudei rusiyah, vol. 3, Mimapekhot 1917 ’ad nefilat brit hamo’atzot (History of the Jews in Russia: From the Revolutions of 1917 to the Fall of the Soviet ... More


On Methodology: Oral History and the Nazi Genocide

Anika Walke

in Pioneers and Partisans: An Oral History of Nazi Genocide in Belorussia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199335534
eISBN:
9780190251581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199335534.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The chapter discusses oral history’s central role in helping to reconstruct unknown history as well as deciphering dynamics of personal and social memory. It establishes the notion of memory as ... More


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