Edited volume

Glenn Dynner, Antony Polonsky, and Marcin Wodzinski (eds) (2014)

Jews in the Kingdom of Poland, 1815–1918

Publishing house Littman
Place of publication Oxford, UK
Page references 512
Series Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry, Volume 27
Language English

ISBN: 978-1-906764-22-7

The Kingdom of Poland had the largest concentration Jews in eastern Europe and a liberal policy towards them that engendered cultural and political movements of all sorts. Hasidic courts flourished despite the opportunities of modernization, yet modernizing maskilim similarly established institutions that influenced Jewish society in a completely different direction. Later came integrationism, Zionism, Jewish socialism, and cultural autonomy. The resulting ferment was a critical factor in shaping the modern Jewish experience.

PART I: Jews in the Kingdom of Poland, 1815–1918

The Kingdom of Poland and her Jews: Introduction
GLENN DYNNER & MARCIN WODZIŃSKI

Jews in the in the Discourses of the Polish Enlightenment
RICHARD BUTTERWICK-PAWLIKOWSKI

The Jews in the Duchy of Warsaw: The Question of Equal Rights in Administrative Theory and Practice
ALEKSANDRA ONISZCZUK

English Missionaries' Look at Polish Jews: The Value and Limitations of Missionary Reports as Source Material
AGNIESZKA JAGODZIŃSKA

'Languishing from a Distance': Louis Meyer and the Demise of the German Jewish Ideal.
FRANÇOIS GUESNET

'Each for his Own': Economic Nationalism in Łódź, 1864--1914
YEDIDA KANFER

The Attitude of the Jews towards Poland's Independence
SZYMON RUDNICKI

Anti-Jewish Pogroms in the Kingdom of Poland
ARTUR MARKOWSKI

Theology in Translation: Progressive Judaism in the Kingdom of Poland
BENJAMIN MATIS

'Who Has Not Wanted Ro Be an Editor: The Yiddish Press in the Kingdom of Poland, 1905–1914
JOANNA NALEWAJKO-KULIKOV

Jews in the Kingdom of Poland, 1861--1914: Changes and Continuities
THEODORE WEEKS

Feliks Perl on the Jewish Question
JOSHUA D. ZIMMERMAN

Yiddish Language Rights in Congress Poland during the First World War: The Social Implications of Linguistic Recognition
MARCOS SILBER

PART II: New Views

The Anti-Favus Campaign in Poland: Jewish Social Medicine
RAKEFET ZALASHIK

Władysław Raczkiewicz and Jewish Issues
JACEK PIOTROWSKI

After Złote żniwa: An Attempt to Assess the Social Impact of the Book
ANTONI SUŁEK

Righteousness and Evil: Jedwabne in the Polish Theatre
KATHLEEN CIOFFI

From Brzeżany to Afula: A Child's Journey from Pre-War Poland to Israel in the 1950s: A Conversation with Shimon Redlich
GABRIEL N. FINDER

Obituaries
Jacob Goldberg
Hasidism without Romanticism: Mendel Piekarz's Path in the Study of Hasidism
Mendel Pierarz
Paula Hyman
Vitka Kempner-Kovner
Roman Totenberg
Zenon Guldon