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Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999$
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Ezra Mendelsohn

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780195134681

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134681.001.0001

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Gershon C. Bacon, The Politics of Tradition: Agudat Yisrael in Poland, 1916–1939. Jerusalem: The Magnes Press, 1996. 331 pp.

Gershon C. Bacon, The Politics of Tradition: Agudat Yisrael in Poland, 1916–1939. Jerusalem: The Magnes Press, 1996. 331 pp.

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Gershon C. Bacon, The Politics of Tradition: Agudat Yisrael in Poland, 1916–1939. Jerusalem: The Magnes Press, 1996. 331 pp.
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Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999
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Alan Mittleman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134681.003.0019

A review of the book, The Politics of Tradition: Agudat Yisrael in Poland, 1916–1939 by Gershon C. Bacon is presented. Students of interwar Polish Jewry, modern Jewish politics and Orthodoxy will welcome Gershon Bacon's expansion of his authoritative dissertation on Agudat Israel. The present study is a comprehensive investigation of the origins and diverse fields of activity of Agudat Israel in Poland. In addition, the author has provided an epilogue that chronicles Aguda activity during the Holocaust, as well as its activities in the state of Israel.

Keywords:   Holocaust, Agudat Israel, Polish Jewry, Jews, Jewish politics, Orthodoxy

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