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A house divided: orthodoxy and schism in nineteenth-century Central European Jewry

Jacob Katz ; translated by Ziporah Brody.
  • Hanover, NH : University Press, ©1998.
  • x, 339 pages ; 24 cm.
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  • "Eminent social historian Jacob Katz examines the rise and transformation of Jewish communal leadership in Central Europe. His book is a story of fragmentation and polarization that sheds light on the tensions within the nineteenth-century Jewish community in Central Europe as it struggled to respond to the promises and perils of modernization."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents
  • I. Beginning of Thought and Deed in Germany
  • 1. First Signs of Conflict within the Community
  • 2. Breslau-Style Compromise, Frankfurt-Style Conflicts
  • II. Hungarian Scene
  • 3. Quiet Cultural Adaptation
  • 4. Emergence and Characteristics of the Neolog Movement
  • 5. Reaction of the Pious, "Oberland"-Style
  • 6. Hassidim and the Zealous in the Unterland
  • 7. Pressburg as the Target of Zealot Arrows
  • 8. Fruits of Zealousness: The Judicial Decision of Michalowitz in 1866
  • III. On the Eve of the Congress
  • 9. Emancipation and the Idea of a Nationwide Jewish Organization
  • 10. Shomrei Ha-Dat Society and the Assembly of Notables
  • 11. Tensions and Fluctuations in the Orthodox Camp
  • 12. Conference of Rabbis in Buda in Advance of the Congress
  • IV. Congress
  • 13. Composition of the Congress and Its Chances of Success
  • 14. Inevitable Clash
  • 15. Rump Congress and a Divided Orthodoxy
  • V. In the Aftermath of the Congress
  • 16. Battle over Ratification of the Statutes
  • 17. Parliamentary Decision: Orthodoxy's Purim Miracle
  • 18. Orthodox Organization and Its Founders
  • 19. Fate of the Uncommitted: The Status Quo Congregations and Their Ostracism
  • VI. Looking Forward, Looking Back
  • 20. Theoretical and Practical Limits of the Schism
  • 21. Painful Process and Its Aftermath
  • VII. Schism, German Style
  • 22. Eduard Lasker, the Prophet of Freedom of Conscience
  • 23. Hirsch's Failure in His Own Community and His Ideological Legacy.
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  • Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN
  • 0874517966 (cl)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 97036812
  • OCLC: 37675739