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The Jews of Pinsk, 1506 to 1880

Mordechai Nadav, Mark Mirsky, and Moshe Rosman


This is the first part of a major scholarly project about a small city in Eastern Europe where Jews were the majority of the population from the end of the eighteenth century. Pinsk boasted both traditional rabbinic scholars and famous Hasidic figures, and over time became an international trade emporium, a center of the Jewish Enlightenment, a cradle of Zionism and the Jewish Labor movement, and a place where Orthodoxy struggled vigorously with modernity. The two volumes of Pinsk history were originally part of a literature created by Jews who survived the Holocaust and who were determined to ... More

Keywords: Eastern Europe, Jews, Holocaust, Pinsk, rabbinic scholars, Orthodoxy, international trade, Jewish Enlightenment, Zionism, Jewish Labor movement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780804741590
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804741590.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mordechai Nadav, author

Mark Mirsky, editor

Moshe Rosman, editor