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Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 10: Jews in Early Modern Poland

Gershon David Hundert


Jewish society in Poland–Lithuania in the second half of the eighteenth century was by no means insular: Jews numbered about 750,000, and comprised about half the urban population of the country. The contact between Jews and the wider Polish society found expression in the languages Jews knew, in their marriage patterns, even in their synagogue architecture and decoration, but also in Polish accusations of Jewish ritual murder. All these aspects are here systematically reviewed. Internal factors influencing developments within Jewish society are discussed: treatments of the medieval rabbinic b ... More

Keywords: Poland–Lithuania, Jews, Jewish society, Hasidism, kabbalah, polygamy, Jewish life

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Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9781874774310
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781874774310.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gershon David Hundert, editor

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Part I Jews in Early Modern Poland

Part II New Views

Part III Reviews

Review Essays

Tomasz Gąsowski

Book Reviews

Israel Bartal, Rachel Elior, and Chone Shmeruk (eds.)