Judaica Online Exhibitions
Tradition and Its Discontents

Jewish History and Culture in Eastern Europe

An Online Exhibition from the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies 2002-2003 Fellows at the University of Pennsylvania

Further Reading:

Assaf, Simha. "Lekorot harabanut be-Ashkenaz, Polania ve-Lita". Reshumot 2 (1922):5-46.

An-Ski, S. The Dybbuk and Other Writings; edited and with an introduction by David G. Roskies ; with translations by Golda Werman. New York : Schocken Books, 1992. Library of Yiddish Classics.

Babel', I. (Isaak), 1894-1941. 1920 Diary; edited and with an introduction and notes by Carol J. Avins ; translated by H.T. Willetts. New Haven : Yale University Press, 1995.

Bacon, Gershon C. (Gershon Chaim). The politics of tradition : Agudat Yisrael in Poland, 1916-1939; Studies of the Center for Research on the History and Culture of Polish Jews, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Jerusalem : Magnes Press, Hebrew University, 1996.

Balaban, Majer, 1877-1943. Le-toldot ha-tenu`ah ha-Frankit. Tel-Aviv, Dvir [1934-35].

Balin, Carole B. To reveal our hearts : Jewish women writers in Tsarist Russia Cincinnati : Hebrew Union College Press ; Detroit, MI : Distributed by Wayne State University Press, 2000. Monographs of the Hebrew Union College ; no. 24.

Bar-Yosef, Hamutal. Maga`im shel dekadens : Byalik, Berdits'evski, Brener.

Barnay, Y (Ya`akov). Shabta'ut : hebetim hevratiyim. Yerushalayim : Merkaz Zalman Shazar le-toldot Yi´sra'el, [2000].

Bartal, Yi´sra'el (ed). Focusing on Galicia : Jews, Poles, and Ukrainians, 1772-1918; edited by Israel Bartal and Antony Polonsky. London ; Portland, Or. : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 1999. Polin ; v. 12

_____ (ed.). Ke-minhag Ashkenaz ve-Polin : sefer yovel le-Hana Shmeruk : kovets mehkarim be-tarbut Yehudit (=Studies in Jewish culture in honour of Chone Shmeruk); orkhim, Yi´sra'el Bartal, Havah Turnyanski, Ezra Mendelson. [Yerushalayim] : Merkaz Zalman Shazar le-Toldot Yi´sra'el, 1993.

_____ (ed.). Kiyum va-shever : Yehude Polin le-dorotehem; orkhim Yi´sra'el Bartal, Yi´sra'el Gutman. Yerushalayim : Merkaz Zalman Shazar le-toldot Yi´sra'el, 1997.

_____ (ed). Le-zikhro shel Hone Shmeruk : devarim she-ne'emeru bi-melot sheloshim le-moto. Yerushalayim : Ha-akademyah ha-le'umit ha-Yi´sre'elit le-mada`im, 758 [1998]

_____, Magdalena Opalski. Poles and Jews : a Failed Brotherhood. Hanover : University Press of New England, c1992. The Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry series ; 13.

_____. Me-"umah" li-"le'om" : Yehude Mizrah-Eropah, 1772-1881. [Israel] : Mi´srad ha-bitahon, ha-hotsa'ah le-or, 2002. Sifriyat Universitah Meshuderet.

_____ (ed.). Poles, Jews, Socialist : the Failure of an Ideal; edited by Antony Polonsky, Israel Bartal, Gershon Hundert, Magdalena Opalski and Jerzy Tomaszewski. London : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 1996. London : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 1996. Polin ; v. 9.

_____ (ed.). Tsadikim ve-anshe ma`a´seh : mehkarim ba-Hasidut Polin; orkhim, Rahel Eli'or, Yi´sra'el Bartal, Hana Shmeruk. Universitah ha-`Ivrit bi-Yerushalayim, c1994.

Ben-Amos, Dan (ed.). In praise of the Baal Shem Tov = (Shivhe ha-Besht) : the earliest collection of legends about the founder of Hasidism; translated and edited by Dan Ben-Amos and Jerome R. Mintz. Northvale, N.J. : Jason Aronson, 1993.

Council of Four Lands. Pinkas va`ad arba` arazot, likute takanot, ketavim u-reshumot, sedurim u-mevo'arim bi-yede Yi´sra'el Hailperin (= Records of the Council of the Four Lands); mavo, Shemu'el Etinger; Mahad. 2., metukenet u-murhevet bi-yede Yi´sra'el Bartal. Yerushalayim : Mosad Byalik : ha-Merkaz le-heker toldot Yehude Polin ve-tarbutam, ha-Universitah ha-`Ivrit bi-Yerushalayim, 750 [1990].

Deich, G. M. (Genrikh Markovich). Arkhivnye dokumenty po istorii evreev v Rossii v XIX-nachale XX vv (= A Research Guide to Materials on the History of Russian Jewry, 19th and Early 20th Centuries : in Selected Archives of the Former Soviet Union); edited and introduced by Benjamin Nathans. Moskva : Izd-vo "Blagovest" ; Pittsburgh, PA, USA : Distributed exclusively by the Russian Publications Project, Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Pittsburgh, [1994]. Russian Archive Series ; 4.

Engel, David. Facing a holocaust : the Polish Government-in-Exile and the Jews, 1943-1945. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 1993.

_____. The Holocaust : the Third Reich and the Jews. Harlow, England ; New York : Longman, 2000. Seminar Studies in History.

Frankel, Jonathan. The Damascus Affair : "Ritual Murder," Politics, and the Jews in 1840.. Cambridge, [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.

_____. Jewish politics and the Russian Revolution of 1905. Tel-Aviv : Tel Aviv University, 1982. Spiegel lectures in European Jewish history ; 4.

_____. Prophecy and Politics : Socialism, Nationalism, and the Russian Jews, 1862-1917. Cambridge [Eng.] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1981.

_____ (ed.). Revolution in Russia : Reassessments of 1917.; edited by Edith Rogovin Frankel, Jonathan Frankel, Baruch Knei-Paz. Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992.

Goldberg, Jacob. Jewish Privileges in the Polish Commonwealth : Charters of Rights Granted to Jewish Communities in Poland-Lithuania in the Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries : Critical Edition of Original Latin and Polish Documents with English Introductions and Notes. Jerusalem : Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 1985. Fontes ad res Judaicas spectantes, Publications of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Section of Humanities.

Gitelman, Zvi Y (ed.). Jewish life after the USSR; edited by Zvi Gitelman with Musya Glants and Marshall I. Goldman. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2003.

Guesnet, Francois. Polnische Juden im 19. Jahrhundert : Lebensbedingungen, Rechtsnormen und Organisation im Wandel. Köln : Böhlau, 1998. Lebenswelten osteuropäischer Juden ; Bd. 3.

Hellerstein, Kathryn (ed.). Paper Bridges: Selected Poems of Kadya Molodowsky. Kathryn Hellerstein, translator, editor, introducer. Detroit : Wayne State University Press, 1999.

Hundert, Gershon David (ed.). Essential Papers on Hasidism : Origins to Present; edited by Gershon David Hundert. New York : New York University Press, 1991. Essential Papers on Jewish Studies.

_____. The Jews in a Polish Private Town : the Case of Opatów in the Eighteenth Century. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992. Johns Hopkins Jewish Studies.

_____, and Gershon C. Bacon. The Jews in Poland and Russia : Bibliographical Essays. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1984. Modern Jewish Experience (Bloomington, Ind.).

_____. New Perspectives on the Beginnings of Hasidism. New York : Hunter College of the City University of New York, 2002. Occasional Papers in Jewish History and Thought (Hunter College. Jewish Social Studies Program) ; no. 17.

Kassow, Samuel D. (ed.). Between Tsar and People : Educated Society and the Quest for Public Identity in Late Imperial Russia; edited by Edith W. Clowes, Samuel D. Kassow, and James L. West. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1991.

_____. Students, Professors, and the State in Tsarist Russia. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1989. Studies on the History of Society and Culture.

Katz, Jacob. Tradition and Crisis : Jewish Society at the End of the Middle Ages; translated and with an afterword and bibliography by Bernard Dov Cooperman. Syracuse, NY : Syracuse University Press, 2000. Medieval studies (Syracuse, N.Y.).

Kieval, Hillel J. Languages of Community : the Jewish Experience in the Czech Lands; Berkeley : University of California Press, 2000.

Klier, John D. Imperial Russia’s Jewish Question, 1855-1881. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1996.

_____. "The Russian Press and the Anti-Jewish Pogroms of 1881," Canadian-American Slavic Studies, XVII, 1(1983):199-221.

Korn, Rokhl. Paper Roses: Selected Poems of Rokhl Korn. Seymour Levitan, translator. Toronto : Aya Press, 1985.

Kugelmass, Jack (ed.). From a Ruined Garden : the Memorial Books of Polish Jewry; edited and translated by Jack Kugelmass and Jonathan Boyarin ; with geographical index and bibliography by Zachary M. Baker. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1998.

Mintz, Alan L. Hurban : Responses to Catastrophe in Hebrew Literature. Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1996. Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art.

Miron, Dan. The Image of the Shtetl and Other Studies of Modern Jewish Literary Imagination. Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2000. Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art.

_____ (ed.). Tales of Mendele the Book Peddler : Fishke the Lame and Benjamin the Third; edited by Dan Miron and Ken Frieden ; introduction by Dan Miron ; translations by Ted Gorelick and Hillel Halkin. New York : Schocken Books, 1996. Library of Yiddish Classics.

_____. A Traveler Disguised; a Study in the Rise of Modern Yiddish Fiction in the Nineteenth Century. New York : Schocken Books, 1973.

Nathans, Benjamin. Beyond the Pale : the Jewish Encounter with Late Imperial Russia. Berkeley : University of California Press, 2002. Studies on the history of society and culture ; 45; The S. Mark Taper Foundation Imprint in Jewish Studies.

Peretz, Isaac Leib. The I. L. Peretz Reader; edited and with an introduction by Ruth R. Wisse; Afterword by Hillel Halkin. New Haven : Yale University Press, 2002. New Yiddish Library.

Rapoport-Albert, Ada (ed.). Hasidism Reappraised ; Proceedings of the International Conference of the Institute of Jewish Studies in memory of Joseph G. Weiss, University College London, 21-23 June 1988. London ; Portland, Or. : Vallentine Mitchell, 1996. Littman Library of Jewish Civilization (Series).

_____ (ed.). Jewish History : Essays in Honour of Chimen Abramsky; edited by Ada Rapoport-Albert and Steven J. Zipperstein ; foreword by Isaiah Berlin. London : P. Halban, 1988.

Rosaldo, Michelle Zimbalist. "Women, Culture and Society: A Theoretical Overview," in: Woman, culture, and society; Edited by Michelle Zimbalist Rosaldo and Louise Lamphere. Contributors: Joan Bamberger [and others]. Stanford, Calif., Stanford University Press, 1974. 17-42 [The concept of "gender in Moshe Rosman's entry is based on Rosaldo's observation (p. 18): "Every known society recognizes and elaborates some differences between the sexes…it is everywhere the case that there are characteristic tasks, manners, and responsibilities primarily associated with women or with men." Rosman comments: "These culturally determined differences between the sexes, not dictated by biology, are today referred to as "gender" and represent one of the fundamental organizing principles of every society."].

Roskies, David G. Against the Apocalypse : Responses to Catastrophe in Modern Jewish Culture. Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1999. Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art.

_____. A Bridge of Longing : the Lost Art of Yiddish Storytelling. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1995.

_____ (ed.). The Shtetl Book; [compiled] by Diane K. Roshkies and David G. Roskies. New York : Ktav Pub. House, 1975.

Rosman, Moshe. Founder of Hasidism : a Quest for the Historical Ba'al Shem Tov. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1996. Contraversions ; 5.

_____. The Lords' Jews : Magnate-Jewish Relations in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth during the Eighteenth Century. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press for the Center for Jewish Studies, Harvard University and the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, 1990. Center for Jewish Studies, Harvard Judaic Texts and Studies ; 7; Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, Monograph Series.

Safran, Gabriella. Rewriting the Jew : Assimilation Narratives in the Russian Empire. Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2000. Contraversions : Jews and Other Differences.

Shandler, Jeffrey (ed.). Awakening Lives : Autobiographies of Jewish Youth in Poland before the Holocaust; edited by Jeffrey Shandler ; with an introduction by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Marcus Moseley, and Michael Stanislawski. New Haven : Yale University Press, 2002.

Shapiro, Robert Moses (ed.). Holocaust Chronicles : Individualizing the Holocaust through Diaries and Other Contemporaneous Personal Accounts. Hoboken, NJ : Ktav, 1999.

Slezkine (ed.). In the Shadow of Revolution : Life Stories of Russian Women from 1917 to the Second World War; edited by Sheila Fitzpatrick and Yuri Slezkine ; translated by Yuri Slezkine. Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2000.

Stanislawski, Michael. For Whom do I Toil? : Judah Leib Gordon and the Crisis of Russian Jewry. New York : Oxford University Press, 1988. Studies in Jewish History.

_____. Tsar Nicholas I and the Jews : the Transformation of Jewish Society in Russia, 1825-1855. Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society of America, 1983.

Steinlauf, Michael. Bondage to the Dead : Poland and the Memory of the Holocaust. Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1997. Modern Jewish History.

Teller, Adam. "The Laicization of Early Modern Jewish Society: The Development of the Polish Communal Rabbinate in the 16th Century," in: Michael Graetz (ed.), Schöpferische Momente des europäischen Judentums in der frühen Neuzeit. Heidelberg : C. Winter, 2000.

_____ (ed.). Studies in the History of the Jews in Old Poland : in Honor of Jacob Goldberg; edited by Adam Teller. Jerusalem : Magnes Press, Hebrew University : Center for Research on the History and Culture of Polish Jews, 1998. Scripta Hierosolymitana ; v. 38.

Tussman, Malka Heifetz. With Teeth in the Earth: Selected Poems of Malka Heifetz Tussman. Marcia Falk, translator, editor, introducer. Detroit : Wayne State University Press, 1992.

Zimmerman, Joshua D. (ed.). Contested Memories : Poles and Jews during the Holocaust and its Aftermath; edited by Joshua D. Zimmerman. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 2003.

Zipperstein, Steven J. Imagining Russian Jewry : Memory, History, Identity. Seattle : University of Washington Press, 1999. Samuel and Althea Stroum lectures in Jewish studies.

_____. The Jews of Odessa : a Cultural History, 1794-1881. Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1985.