Vilna as a Centre of the Modern Jewish Press, 1840-1928: Aspirations, Challenges, and Progress
Vilna (Polish Wilno), modern Vilnius and capital of Lithuania, was the traditional spiritual and intellectual centre of Jewish thought in the Russian Empire. It was often referred to as the 'Jerusalem of Lithuania', a term that has now come to stand for the lost world of Jewish life in Europe. Most people today learned what they know about this Vilna from autobiographies or personal memoirs. This book takes a more objective look at how Vilna became a uniquely important centre of the Jewish press. In particular it follows the development of the Jewish press within the context of modernising Imperial Russia during the second half of the nineteenth century.
Vilna is revealed as an important centre for the Jewish Socialist movement, the Bund, towards the turn of the nineteenth century and in the years running up to the 1905 Revolution. Bundist journalism is discovered to be the sponsor of a Jewish cultural ideology called Yiddishism.
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1907 Frequency Algemayner yidisher arbayterbund Appeared arbayter shtime arbayter un arbayterinen Berlin Bibliography and Book Book Science Bund central committee Bund's Bundist Editor Bundist journalism censorship Centre of Bibliography communist comrades Czernovitz daily Language discourse German Haskalah Hebrew journal ibid ideological Imperial Russia Intendedfrequency irregular Language January Jewish national Jewish press Jewish Socialist Jewish workers Jewry Jews lebn Liberman Library of Lithuania literary literature Lithuania in Vilnius Location Main contributors Maskilim masses metaphors Minsk monthly Language Moshe Shalit movement National Library newspaper Number of Issues Olgin organisation party period Pirhei Tsafon Poalei Zion Poland political Poyln un Rusland Proclamation propaganda readers Revolution revolutionary Reyzen Rossii Rusland Russian language Shalit shtime sotsyaldemokratishe texts translation Tsarist Tsentraler komitet fun Tsu ale yidishe Undzer shtime velt Vilna April Vilna December 1903 Vilna May 1902 Vilner Warsaw weekly Language Wilno Yiddish language Yiddish Orientation Yiddish original Yiddish press yidisher arbayter YIVO Zionist