Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2002.
xvi, 281 pages ; 23 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Machine generated contents note: PART I. POLAND AS A PLACE OF REFUGE FOR JEWS The Polish Princes' Offer of Protection from Persecution The Opponents of the Jews Economic Success Social Structure and Self-administration of the Jews Learning and Culture The Jews as Intermediaries between Town and Country A Golden Age for the Jews in Poland? PART II. EAST EUROPEAN JEWRY AS A 'CULTURAL PATTERN OF LIFE' IN EASTERN EUROPE The Catastrophe of 1648 The Consequences of the Catastrophe The Kabbala The Messiah in Poland: Shabtai Tsevi and Jacob Frank The Popular Piety of Hasidism The Origins of the Ostjuden The 'Shtetl' Contacts between Jews and Non-Jews: Jewish Peddlers and Innkeepers The Symbiosis Diminishes Jews in the Partitions of Poland The Reaction of the Jews to the New Political, Intellectual, and Religious Conditions The Tsarist Empire and the Jews East European Jews outside Tsarist Rule PART III. THE CRISIS OF THE JEWS IN EASTERN EUROPE A NEW IDENTITY Transformation of the Traditional Intermediary Function 'Expulsion' and 'Restructuring' Luftmenshn Transformation of the Occupational Structure and New Intermediary Activities Competition to Oust Rivals from the Market and Anti- Semitism Haskala: The Jewish Enlightenment Assimilation and Acculturation 'Necktied' and 'Kaftaned' Jews By Way of an Example: Jews in Warsaw and L6di The Jewish Family Men and Women in Jewish Society Jewish Upbringing Everyday Religious Customs Synagogue and Community Organizations Increasing Conflicts with the Non-Jewish World Socialism, Zionism, New Jewish Identity Immigration as an Attempt to Find a New Homeland A Center of East European Jewry: Galicia and Bukovina A Positive Model with Contradictions: Hungary Different Attitudes to the Emancipation of the Jews in Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria A 'Ritual Murder': The Case of Bohemia and Moravia PART IV. ATTEMPTED ANNIHILATION AND NEW HOPE The Jews in the Russian Revolution and in the Soviet Union East European Jewish Nationality and New Waves of Anti- Semitism: The Jews in Poland between the Two World Wars A Precarious Situation in Individual East European Countries The Attempted Extermination of the Jews The Jews in Postwar Poland: New Suffering and New Hope AFTERWORD: THE SIGNIFICANCE OF MEMORY NOTES SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY Bibliographies, Lexicons, and other Aids, Periodicals General Overviews and Comprehensive Works Bibliography to Part I: Poland as a Place of Refuge for Jews Bibliography to Part II: The East European Jewry as a 'New Cultural Pattern of Life' in Eastern Europe Bibliography to Part III: The Crisis of the Jews in Eastern Europe a New Identity Bibliography to Part IV: Attempted Annihilation and New Hope.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -270) and index.