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Families, Rabbis and Education – Essays on Traditional Jewish Society in Eastern Europe - Liverpool Scholarship Online
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Families, Rabbis and Education: Essays on Traditional Jewish Society in Eastern Europe

Shaul Stampfer


The realities of Jewish life in eastern Europe that concerned the average Jew meant the way their children grew up, the way they studied, how they married, and all the subsequent stages of the life cycle. The family and the community were the core institutions of east European Jewish society. These realities were always dynamic and evolving but in the nineteenth century, the pace of change in almost every area of life was exceptionally rapid. This book deals with these social realities. The result is a picture that is far from the stereotyped view of the past that is common today, but a more h ... More

Keywords: Jewish life, east European Jews, Jewish society, Jewish elite, elite education, marriage, east European Jewish society

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781874774853
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781874774853.001.0001


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Shaul Stampfer, author

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