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Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 33: Jewish Religious Life in Poland since 1750

François Guesnet, Antony Polonsky, Ada Rapoport-Albert, and Marcin Wodzinski


Following tremendous advances in recent years in the study of religious belief, this volume adopts a fresh understanding of Jewish religious life in Poland. Approaches deriving from the anthropology, history, phenomenology, psychology, and sociology of religion have replaced the methodologies of social or political history that were applied in the past, offering fascinating new perspectives. The well-established interest in Hasidism continues, albeit from new angles, but topics that have barely been considered before are well represented here too. Women’s religious practice gains new prominenc ... More

Keywords: Jewish religious life, Poland, Hasidism, women’s religious practice, religious elites, secularization, modernity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781906764753
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781906764753.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

François Guesnet, editor

Antony Polonsky, editor

Ada Rapoport-Albert, editor

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Part I Jewish Religious Life in Poland since 1750


Ada Rapoport-Albert and Marcin Wodziński

The Eighteenth Century

The Nineteenth Century


Levi Cooper

Preserving a Synagogue

Sergey R. Kravtsov

A Forgotten Network?

Alicja Maśiak-Maciejewska


At the Centre of Two Revolutions

Iris Brown (Hoizman)

Holocaust and Post-Holocaust

The Afterlife of Religion

Naftali Loewenthal

Being and Becoming

Jan Lorenz

Part II New Views

Foul-Weather Friends

Curtis G. Murphy

Part III Obituaries