The Jewish Community: Its History and...

This is the third and final volume of the work that is centered on the European Jewish community of the Middle Ages and early modern times. The author offers a comprehensive historical and sociological analysis of the Jewish communal evolution during the Emancipation era.

5 modern community would far transcend the bounds of this introductory statement. The interested reader may find some guidance in the biblio-graphy to the article “ Gemeinde” in the Encyclopaedia Judaica, VII, 210 ff.; the pertinent notes to S. W. Baron’s aforementioned History, Vol. III and his Bibliography of Jewish Social Studies, 1938– 39, especially pp. 135 ff., 242 f. 7 Cf. below, Chap. IV. 8 Cf. Chap. VII. 9 Many of these adverse effects came to the fore in the extensive de-bates which preceded the adoption of the so- called Austrittsgesetz in Prussia in 1876, which enabled a Jew to secede from the community, “ on account of religious scruples.” This law, passed after vigorous agi-tation by professed agnostics and the extreme orthodox, was subse-quently condemned by Bismarck and his associates. In his reply of 1884 to the Austrian government which, engaged in the preparation of a new Jewish community law, sought information on the effects of the decree of 1876, the German Chancellor emphasized the results of an inquiry especially instituted by the Prussian administration which had shown that the alleged “ religious scruples have been used as a rule as a mere subterfuge to conceal the real reason for the secession — the desire to get rid of the obligatory contributions.” More consistently, the Weimar Republic in the early weeks after the Armistice dropped the require-ment of “ religious scruples,” making secession without conversion to another faith a matter of sheer formality. Cf. S. W. Baron, “ Freedom and Constraint in the Jewish Community,” Essays and Studies in Memory of Linda R. Miller, pp. 9– 33. 10 Cf. the pertinent remarks, reflecting both theoretical insight and ex-tensive practical experience, in Leo Baeck’s essay, “ Gemeinde in der Grossstadt,” reprinted in his Wege im Judentum, pp. 288 ff. 11 For detailed illustrations cf. below and, more generally, in S. W. Bar-on’s “ Historical Critique of the Jewish Community,” Jewish Social Serv-ice Quarterly, XI ( 1935), 44– 49. 12 Apart from a few more or less extensive encyclopaedia articles ( such as that mentioned above, n. 6) the nearest approach to such synthetic treat-ment is L. Venetianer’s Hungarian work, A zsidóság szervezete ( Jewish Community Organization in European Lands). Besides its relative in-accessibility to non- Hungarian readers and the fact that it appeared more I, 30 NOTES: I. QUEST FOR NEW FORMS   C h a p t e r Home  | T O C  | I n d e x For use on stand- alone, non- institutional computers only. To purchase Scholar PDF version with advanced functionality, go to www. publishersrow. com

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Front MatterTitle PageCopyright PagePrefaceContentsAbbreviations PageNOTESVolume Oneto Chapter I. Quest for New Forms.to Chapter II. The Palestinian Municipality.to Chapter III. Synagogue.to Chapter IV. Graeco-Roman Association.to Chapter V. Talmudic Consolidation.to Chapter VI. Protected Community.to Chapter VII. European Corporation.to Chapter VIII. Supercommunity.to Chapter IX. Local Society.Volume Twoto Chapter X. Membership and Elections.to Chapter XI. Lay and Ecclesiastical Officers.to Chapter XII. Religious Guidance.to Chapter XIII. Education and Public Enlightenment.to Chapter XIV. Law Enforcement.to Chapter XV. Public Finance.to Chapter XVI. Social Welfare.to Chapter XVII. Crucible of Capitalism and Enlightenment.BIBLIOGRAPHYINDEX
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