Russia's First Modern Jews (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
212
Utgivningsdatum
1996-10-01
Upplaga
New ed
Förlag
New York University Press
Medarbetare
Fishman, David E. (red.)
Illustratör/Fotograf
black & white illustrations
Illustrationer
black & white illustrations
Dimensioner
228 x 151 x 9 mm
Vikt
320 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
449:B&W 6.14 x 9.21 in or 234 x 156 mm (Royal 8vo) Perfect Bound on White w/Matte Lam
ISBN
9780814726600
Russia's First Modern Jews (häftad)

Russia's First Modern Jews

The Jews of Shklov

Häftad Engelska, 1996-10-01
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Long before there were Jewish communities in the land of the tsars, Jews inhabited a region which they called medinat rusiya, the land of Russia. Prior to its annexation by Russia, the land of Russia was not a center of rabbinic culture. But in 1772, with its annexation by Tsarist Russia, this remote region was severed from the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth; its 65,000 Jews were thus cut off from the heartland of Jewish life in Eastern Europe. Forced into independence, these Jews set about forging a community with its own religious leadership and institutions. The three great intellectual currents in East European Jewry--Hasidism, Rabbinic Mitnagdism, and Haskalah--all converged on Eastern Belorussia, where they clashed and competed. In the course of a generation, the community of Shklov the most prominent of the towns in the area witnessed an explosion of intellectual and cultural activity. Focusing on the social and intellectual odysseys of merchants, maskilim, and rabbis, and their varied attempts to combine Judaism and European culture, David Fishman here chronicles the remarkable story of these first modern Jews of Russia.
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An important contribution to the history of Russian Jewry, the Haskalah, and traditional Jewish society. I heartily recommend it. -- Michael Stanislawski,Nathan J. Miller Professor of Jewish History, Columbia University A succinct and well-researched study. Essential. * Choice *

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David E. Fishman is Associate Professor of Jewish History at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Yoichi Funabashi is currently the Washington Bureau Chief of the Asahi Shimbun, a Japanese daily at which he has served as a correspondent in Washington, D.C., and Beijing and as diplomatic correspondent and columnist. He has been a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and a Ushiba Fellow at the Institute for International Economics.