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Native Jews and Foreign Jews (1870–1914)

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/9780520227194.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the conflict between native and foreign Jews in Great Britain. The permanent settlement of East European Jews in Britain between 1881 and 1914 radically transformed the ... More


The East European Immigration and the Reconfiguration of Community

Amy Hill Shevitz

in Jewish Communities on the Ohio River: A History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124308
eISBN:
9780813134932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124308.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the immigration of East European Jews to America. In the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century, the smaller cities and towns in some parts of the Ohio River ... More


With a Yiddish Accent: East European Jewish Neighborhoods

Fred Rosenbaum

in Cosmopolitans: A Social and Cultural History of the Jews of the San Francisco Bay Area

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520259133
eISBN:
9780520945029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259133.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Visitors to the San Francisco Bay Area often note the lack of a Jewish neighborhood similar to Los Angeles's Fairfax District or Chicago's Devon Avenue. But in earlier days there were four ... More


Love and Family

Shaul Stampfer

in Families, Rabbis and Education: Essays on Traditional Jewish Society in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774853
eISBN:
9781800340909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774853.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the subject of love and the family within east European Jewish life. In the nineteenth century, almost every aspect of Jewish life was transformed in one way or another. The ... More


The Social Implications of Very Early Marriage

Shaul Stampfer

in Families, Rabbis and Education: Essays on Traditional Jewish Society in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774853
eISBN:
9781800340909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774853.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses premature or very early marriage. In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, many east European Jews married off their children at the age of 13, 12, or even younger. ... More


The Entry of East European Jews into Medicine, 1914‒1939

John Cooper

in Pride Versus Prejudice: Jewish Doctors and Lawyers in England, 1890-1990

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774877
eISBN:
9781800340053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774877.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines why so many young Jews from east European immigrant backgrounds in England set out to become doctors, when this trend began, and how it gathered momentum. The concentration of ... More


The Entry of East European Jews into the Law between the World Wars

John Cooper

in Pride Versus Prejudice: Jewish Doctors and Lawyers in England, 1890-1990

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774877
eISBN:
9781800340053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774877.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explains why relatively few Jews from east European Jewish families joined the English legal profession before the Second World War and outlines when Jews from these immigrant families ... More


Literacy among Jews in Eastern Europe in the Modern Period

Shaul Stampfer

in Families, Rabbis and Education: Essays on Traditional Jewish Society in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774853
eISBN:
9781800340909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774853.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the literacy of the Jews of eastern Europe in the modern period. This is an interesting topic because, on the one hand, these Jews were heirs to a long tradition of literacy. ... More


Jewish History across Borders

Moshe Rosman

in Rethinking European Jewish History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113560
eISBN:
9781800342651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113560.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter advocates balancing accepted chronological, temporal rubrics for organizing the study of the Jewish past with spatial or geographical categories. It analyses how a spatial perspective ... More


Conclusion

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

in Lenin's Jewish Question

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300152104
eISBN:
9780300168600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300152104.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on Vlamidir Lenin's genealogical and political connections to the East European Jews. It explains the Lenin hardly cared about Jews at all and he ... More


Scientific Welfare and Lonely Old People: The Development of Old-Age Homes

Shaul Stampfer

in Families, Rabbis and Education: Essays on Traditional Jewish Society in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774853
eISBN:
9781800340909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774853.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter traces the historical development of Jewish old-age homes to examine the place of the elderly in the Jewish family, along with broader issues of communal organization. Traditionally, the ... More


Lenin's Jewish Question

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300152104
eISBN:
9780300168600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300152104.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In this examination of Lenin's genealogical and political connections to East European Jews, the book reveals the broad cultural meanings of indisputable evidence that Lenin's maternal grandfather ... More


The Pushke and its Development

Shaul Stampfer

in Families, Rabbis and Education: Essays on Traditional Jewish Society in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774853
eISBN:
9781800340909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774853.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter details how charity is collected by Jewish communities. Traditional east European Jewish communities collected money in a number of ways; taxation was only one of the standard means. ... More


Jews at the Bar from 1918 Until the End of the Second World War

John Cooper

in Pride Versus Prejudice: Jewish Doctors and Lawyers in England, 1890-1990

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774877
eISBN:
9781800340053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774877.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter assesses whether the lack of Jews in the higher echelons of the legal profession had exclusively domestic causes or was connected with the rising tide of antisemitism in Europe. If the ... More


Rethinking Jewishness in Networked Publics: The Case of Post-Communist Hungary

Anna Manchin

in Connected Jews: Expressions of Community in Analogue and Digital Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764869
eISBN:
9781800343375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764869.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter cites scholars that viewed the fall of communism in 1989 as a potential turning point for east European Jewish communities. It explains how political freedom promised new possibilities ... More


Families, Rabbis and Education: Essays on Traditional Jewish Society in Eastern Europe

Shaul Stampfer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774853
eISBN:
9781800340909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774853.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The realities of Jewish life in eastern Europe that concerned the average Jew meant the way their children grew up, the way they studied, how they married, and all the subsequent stages of the life ... More


Jews in the Judiciary, 1945‒1990

John Cooper

in Pride Versus Prejudice: Jewish Doctors and Lawyers in England, 1890-1990

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774877
eISBN:
9781800340053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774877.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines Jews in the English judiciary from 1945 to 1990. Until the late 1960s, no Jew could become a High Court judge unless he belonged to the Anglo-Jewish elite, which differed little ... More


Introduction

Shaul Stampfer

in Families, Rabbis and Education: Essays on Traditional Jewish Society in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774853
eISBN:
9781800340909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774853.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the author's collection of articles which all deal with aspects of east European Jewish life in the modern period. This was a time of transition from ... More


The End and the Beginning

Marcin Wodziński

in Hasidism: Key Questions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190631260
eISBN:
9780190631291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190631260.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter asks what we know about the golden/classical period of Hasidism and when it ended. It demonstrates that long before the Holocaust, it was the First World War that brought a major crisis, ... More


The Making and the Maintenance of the Image of the Gaon of Vilna

Shaul Stampfer

in Families, Rabbis and Education: Essays on Traditional Jewish Society in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774853
eISBN:
9781800340909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774853.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter details the development of the image of the Vilna Gaon, one of the best-known east European Jews. The Gaon left few disciples and a very problematic literary heritage. He wrote enigmatic ... More


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