21. The Jews in the Land of the Russian Tsars

  1. Alan T. Levenson
  1. Jarrod Tanny

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118232897.ch21

The Wiley-Blackwell History of Jews and Judaism

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How to Cite

Tanny, J. (2012) The Jews in the Land of the Russian Tsars, in The Wiley-Blackwell History of Jews and Judaism (ed A. T. Levenson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118232897.ch21

Editor Information

  1. University of Oklahoma, USA

Author Information

  1. University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196376

Online ISBN: 9781118232897

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Keywords:

  • Jews, in the Land of the Russian Tsars;
  • Tsarist Russia, a rabbi, of the small Jewish community;
  • “Hamans,” and captivity;
  • land of the Russian Tsars;
  • “Jewish Question” in Russia;
  • creation of the Pale of Settlement;
  • Russian Jewish Enlightenment;
  • descent into Armageddon;
  • violent forces of change, consuming the shtetl

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Land of the Russian Tsars

  • The Origins of Russian Jewry

  • The Birth of the “Jewish Question” in Russia

  • The Creation of the Pale of Settlement

  • Modernization from Above: Coercion and Enlightenment

  • A Russian Jewish Enlightenment

  • The Age of Reaction

  • Radical Solutions to the Jewish Question

  • At Home in the Shtetl

  • Descent into Armageddon

  • The Dawn of a New Era

  • References