Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 33Jewish Religious Life in Poland since 1750$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781906764753

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781906764753.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM LIVERPOOL SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.liverpool.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Liverpool University Press, 2022. 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 June 2022

A Forgotten Network?

A Forgotten Network?

New Perspectives on Progressive Synagogues in Galicia and the Kingdom of Poland

(p.261) A Forgotten Network?
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 33

Alicja Maśiak-Maciejewska

Liverpool University Press

This chapter describes the post-partition Polish lands, in which several prayer houses and synagogues strove for the modernization of religious life and introduced some innovations and moderate liturgical reforms. It talks about different innovations that changed over time and ranged from simply putting more emphasis on aesthetics, order, and decorum to more radical yet still limited changes, such as the introduction of a regular modern sermon delivered in German or Polish by an academically educated preacher. It also cites Majer Balaban’s book on the progressive synagogue in Lwów, which became an object of academic investigation by Jewish Polish historians. The chapter examines the characteristics of the pre-war research that focused on the histories of particular progressive circles and the activities of progressive leaders. It discusses the two dominant narratives that include the biographies of religious leaders and the histories of particular synagogues.

Keywords:   religious life, post-partition, Polish lands, Majer Balaban, progressive synagogue, pre-war research

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.