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Everyday Jewish life in imperial Russia : select documents, 1772-1914

Author: ChaeRan Y Freeze; Jay Michael Harris
Publisher: Waltham, Massachusetts : Brandeis University Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book makes accessible -- for the first time in English -- declassified archival documents from the former Soviet Union, rabbinic sources, and previously untranslated memoirs, illuminating everyday Jewish life as the site of interaction and negotiation among and between neighbors, society, and the Russian state, from the beginning of the nineteenth century to World War I. Focusing on religion, family, health,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: ChaeRan Y Freeze; Jay Michael Harris
ISBN: 9781584653028 1584653027 9781611684551 1611684552 1611684544 9781611684544 1611684560 9781611684568
OCLC Number: 840463233
Description: xxvi, 635 pages : map ; 26 cm.
Contents: I. Religious life. The diversity of religious experience --
Religious dilemmas and Jewish law --
Conversion to Christianity --
Jews and the state on religious matters --
II. Family life. Parents and children --
Marriage and divorce --
Family life after conversion to Christianity --
Death: orphanhood, guardianship, and property --
III. Health and sexuality. Traditional healing and folk medicines --
Diet, hygiene, and exercise --
Mental illness --
Modesty --
Marital sex --
Extramarital sex --
Prostitution --
IV. Education and culture. Institutions of Jewish learning --
Jewish private schools --
Secondary school education --
State rabbinical schools in Vil'na and Zhitomir --
University life --
V. Work. Commerce and trade --
Domestic service --
Jewish agricultural colonies and farms --
Artisans and factory work --
Professionals --
VI. Jews, neighbors, and the Russian state. Conscription --
The Polish uprising of 1863 --
Antisemitism and pogroms --
Jews in the revolutionary movement --
Zionism --
Series Title: Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: edited by Chaeran Y. Freeze and Jay M. Harris.


An astounding compilation of primary source documents dealing with all aspects of Jewish daily life in the Russian empire  Read more...


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