Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Haskalah and Hasidism in the Kingdom of PolandA History of Conflict$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Marcin Wodzinski

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781904113089

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781904113089.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM LIVERPOOL SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.liverpool.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Liverpool University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in LSO for personal use.date: 29 July 2021

The Twilight of the Haskalah and the Dawning of Integration

The Twilight of the Haskalah and the Dawning of Integration

Chapter:
(p.154) Five The Twilight of the Haskalah and the Dawning of Integration
Source:
Haskalah and Hasidism in the Kingdom of Poland
Author(s):

Marcin Wodziński

, Sarah Cozens, Agnieszka Mirowska
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781904113089.003.0006

This chapter details how, with the growth of the modernizing camp in the 1850s and the 1860s, a clear division emerged within the camp. Three main groups were already distinguishable by the late 1850s. The first of these groups was made up chiefly of maskilim who wrote mainly in Hebrew, had pro-German cultural tendencies, and rejected the dominant pro-Polish integrationist movement, seeking ideological allies among the Russian or Galician maskilim and the Russian authorities, rather than among the Polish Jewish proponents of modernization. At the other extreme, the representatives of the radical pro-Polish assimilation movement, who strove to obliterate all signs of Jewish separateness, were as far removed from the integrationists as were the offshoots of the Haskalah. The transformation of Jewish modernizing circles in Poland in the second half of the nineteenth century appears to have been mainly a result of the trend towards Polonization already observable among the first generation of maskilim in the Kingdom of Poland. The chapter then considers the growth in the significance of the Polish language to Jewish society and the emergence of Polish patriotism. It also discusses the attitude of the three basic groups — the traditional maskilim, assimilationists, and integrationists — towards hasidism.

Keywords:   maskilim, pro-Polish integrationist movement, modernization, pro-Polish assimilation movement, Haskalah, Polonization, Kingdom of Poland, Polish language, Polish patriotism, hasidism

Liverpool Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.