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Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 15: Focusing on Jewish Religious Life, 1500-1900

Antony Polonsky and Antony Polonsky


This book highlights new research on Jewish spiritual and religious life in Poland before modern political ideas began to transform the Jewish world. It covers a range of topics. Three articles deal with rabbinic scholarship in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and a fourth presents accounts of Purim festivities at that time. The eighteenth-century studies focus on Jewish spirituality. Four articles deal with the Frankist movement, the main topics being Frankist propaganda; non-Christian Frankists; Jonathan Eibeschuetz and the Frankists; and the influence of Frankism on Polish culture. T ... More

Keywords: Jewish spirituality, Jewish religious life, Poland, Purim festivities, Frankist movement, Hasidism, Jewish religious traditions, Jewish society, Auschwitz, Holocaust

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Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9781874774716
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781874774716.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Antony Polonsky, editor
Professor of Holocaust Studies, Brandeis University

Antony Polonsky, author

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Part I Jewish Religious Life, 1500–1900


Antony Polonsky

Part II New Views

Jewish Writers in Polish Literature

Eugenia Prokop-Janiec

Auschwitz: Site of Memories

Sławomir Kapralski

My Jedwabne

Marta Kurkowska-Budzan

Part III Reviews

Book Reviews

Alice Nakhimovsky

Ann Charney Dobryd

Anna Petrov Bumble

Appreciations and Obituaries

Jan Karski (1914–2000)

Stanislaus A. Blejwasm

Moshe Mishkinsky (1917–1998)

Joshua D. Zimmerman