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The Association of Progressive Jews in Kraków and its Synagogue in the Last Quarter of the 19th Century
The Association of Progressive Jews in Kraków and its Synagogue in the Last Quarter of the 19th Century

Author(s): Alicja Maślak-Maciejewska
Subject(s): History, Jewish studies, Jewish Thought and Philosophy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: progressive Judaism; Kraków; Galicia; Tempel synagogue; 19th century; preacher; Moritz Duschak; Samuel Landau

Summary/Abstract: This article presents the history and religious views of the Kraków’s Association of Progressive Jews in the last quarter of the 19th century, a favorable period in the history of this group. The article discusses certain aspects of the history of this milieu (legal status, authorities, finances, growth), social work it undertook, and the religious life of the Tempel synagogue. Special emphasis was put on the sources of religious standpoint of progressives, on the scope of the religious life, and the preachers’ activities (Moritz Duschak and Samuel Landau at that time). The article contributes to the research on Progressive Judaism in Polish lands and to the religious history of Galician and Krakovian Jewry.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 13
  • Page Range: 41-53
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English