The Jews of Pinsk, 1506 to 1880
The Jews of Pinsk, 1506-1880 is the first part of a major scholarly project about a small city in Eastern Europe where Jews were a majority of the population from the end of the eighteenth century. Pinsk boasted both traditional rabbinic scholars and famous Hasidic figures, and over time became an international trade emporium, a center of the Jewish Enlightenment, a cradle of Zionism and the Jewish Labor movement, and a place where Orthodoxy struggled vigorously with modernity.
The two volumes of Pinsk history were originally part of a literature created by Jews who survived the Holocaust and were determined to keep in memory a vital world that flourished for half a millennium. In this case, the results are extraordinary: no town of Eastern Europe has been described in such fascinating detail, invaluable to Jewish and non-Jewish historians alike.
For the second volume of this two-volume collection, see The Jews of Pinsk, 1881-1941.
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Pinsk A Novelist in the Blottes хvіі
Introduction to Pinsk Translation
List of Abbreviations
Introduction by Mordechai Nadav I Introduction by Mordechai Nadav
From the Founding of the Community
Chmielnicki Persecutions 15691648
From the Chmielnicki Persecutions of 16481649
Societies and Benevolent Institutions
Hasidism in the Second Third of the Nineteenth Century
Summary of the History of the Pinsk Jewish Community
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