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A House Divided
Orthodoxy and Schism in Nineteenth-Century Central European Jewry
Jacob Katz; Ziporah Brody, trans.



Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry

Brandeis University Press
1998 • 352 pp. 6 x 9"
Jewish Studies / Religion / British & European History

$35.00 Paperback, 978-1-58465-295-3



"As a historian, Katz is fully in charge – controlling his sources, shaping them into meaningful patterns, and presenting them in such a way as to illuminate their larger significance." —Commentary

Eminent social historian Jacob Katz examines the rise and transformation of Jewish communal leadership in Central Europe. It is a story of fragmentation and polarization that sheds light on the tensions within the 19th-century Jewish community in Central Europe as it struggled to respond to the promises and perils of modernization.



JACOB KATZ was Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Social Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and author or editor of many books in medieval and modern Jewish social history, including two Brandeis books, With My Own Eyes: The Autobiography of an Historian (1995) and The Darker Side of Genius: Richard Wagner's Anti-Semitism (1986). A House Divided was published in Hebrew in 1994.






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