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Rabbis and Revolution: The Jews of Moravia in the Age of Emancipation

Michael Miller


The Habsburg province of Moravia straddled a complicated linguistic, cultural, and national space, where German, Slavic, and Jewish spheres overlapped, intermingled, and sometimes clashed. Situated in the heart of Central Europe, Moravia was exposed to major Jewish movements from the East and West, including Haskalah (Jewish enlightenment), Hasidism, and religious reform. Moravia's rooted and thriving rabbinic culture helped moderate these movements, and in the case of Hasidism, keep it at bay. During the Revolution of 1848, Moravia's Jews took an active part in the prolonged and ultimately su ... More

Keywords: Moravia, Habsburg, Haskalah, Hasidism, religious reform, rabbis, Jews, Zionism, Age of Emancipation, Central Europe

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780804770569
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804770569.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Miller, author