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Author Stanislawski, Michael, 1952-

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

Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  947.79 STAN    AVAILABLE
Physical description vi, 152 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [143]-147) and index.
Contents Pt. 1. The murder and its background -- Ch. 1. Galicia and its Jews, 1772-1848 -- Ch. 2. Lemberg and its Jews, 1772-1848 -- Ch. 3. A reform rabbi in Eastern Europe -- Ch. 4. Rabbi Abraham Kohn in Lemberg, 1843-1848 -- Ch. 5. Revolution and murder -- Pt. 2. The investigation, sentence, and appeal -- Ch. 6. Abraham Ber Pilpel, murderer? -- Ch. 7. The indicted co-conspirators -- Ch. 8. Magdalena Kohn v. the Austrian Empire.
Summary "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."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Kohn, Abraham, 1807-1848 -- Assassination.
Jews -- Ukraine -- Lʹviv -- History -- 18th century.
Jews -- Ukraine -- Lʹviv -- History -- 19th century.
Reform Judaism -- Ukraine -- Lʹviv -- History -- 19th century.
Jews -- Cultural assimilation -- Ukraine -- Lʹviv -- History -- 19th century.
Orthodox Judaism -- Relations -- Nontraditional Jews -- History -- 19th century.
Galicia (Poland and Ukraine) -- History -- Uprising, 1848.
Lʹviv (Ukraine) -- Ethnic relations.
Standard Number 9780691128436
ISBN 9780691128436 (hardcover : alk. paper)
069112843X (hardcover : alk. paper)