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The Resource A murder in Lemberg : politics, religion, and violence in modern Jewish history, Michael Stanislawski

A murder in Lemberg : politics, religion, and violence in modern Jewish history, Michael Stanislawski

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A murder in Lemberg : politics, religion, and violence in modern Jewish history
Title
A murder in Lemberg
Title remainder
politics, religion, and violence in modern Jewish history
Statement of responsibility
Michael Stanislawski
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How could a Jew kill a Jew for religious and political reasons? Many people asked this question after an Orthodox Jew assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Itshak Rabin in 1995. But historian Michael Stanislawksi couldn't forget it, and he decided to find out everything he could about an obscure and much earlier event that was uncannily similar to Rabin's murder: the 1848 killing - by an Orthodox Jew - of the Reform rabbi of Lemberg (now L'viv, Ukraine). Eventually, Stanislawski concluded that this was the first murder of a Jewish leader by a Jew since antiquity, a prelude to twentieth-century assassinations of Jews by Jews, and a turning point in Jewish history. Based on records unavailable for decades, A Murder in Lemberg is the first book about this fascinating case. On September 6, 1848, Abraham Ber Pilpel entered the kitchen of Rabbi Abraham Kohn and his family and poured arsenic in the soup that was being prepared for their dinner. Within hours, the rabbi and his infant daughter were dead. Was Kohn's murder part of a conservative Jewish backlash to Jewish reform and liberalization in a year of European revolution? Or was he killed simply because he threatened taxes that enriched Lemberg's Orthodox leaders? Vividly recreating the dramatic story of the murder, the trial that followed, and the political and religious fallout of both, Stanislawski tries to answer these questions and others. In the process, he reveals the surprising diversity of Jewish life in mid-nineteenth-century Eastern Europe. Far from being uniformly Orthodox, as is often assumed, there was a struggle between Orthodox and Reform Jews that was so intense that it might have led to murder."--Jacket
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JSTOR
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1952-
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Stanislawski, Michael
Dewey number
947.7/9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS135.U42
LC item number
L8578 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Kohn, Abraham
  • Kohn, Abraham
  • Kohn, Abraham
  • Kohn, Abraham
  • Kohn, Abraham
  • Uprising (Galicia, Poland and Ukraine : 1848)
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Reform Judaism
  • Jews
  • Orthodox Judaism
  • Galicia (Poland and Ukraine)
  • Lʹviv (Ukraine)
  • Europe
  • Ukraine
  • Lvov
  • Galizien
  • Lemberg
  • Juden
  • Lviv
Label
A murder in Lemberg : politics, religion, and violence in modern Jewish history, Michael Stanislawski
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-147) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Galicia and its Jews, 1772-1848 -- Lemberg and its Jews, 1772-1848 -- A Reform rabbi in Eastern Europe -- Rabbi Abraham Kohn in Lemberg, 1843-1848 -- Revolution and murder -- Abraham Ber Pilpel, murderer? -- The indicted co-conspirators -- Magdalena Kohn v. the Austrian Empire
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691187778
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map.
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22573/ctv398gfj
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1044748471
  • (OCoLC)1044748471
Label
A murder in Lemberg : politics, religion, and violence in modern Jewish history, Michael Stanislawski
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-147) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Galicia and its Jews, 1772-1848 -- Lemberg and its Jews, 1772-1848 -- A Reform rabbi in Eastern Europe -- Rabbi Abraham Kohn in Lemberg, 1843-1848 -- Revolution and murder -- Abraham Ber Pilpel, murderer? -- The indicted co-conspirators -- Magdalena Kohn v. the Austrian Empire
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691187778
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv398gfj
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1044748471
  • (OCoLC)1044748471

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