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Jewish Welfare in Hamburg and Manchester c.1850–1914$
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Rainer Liedtke

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198207238

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207238.001.0001

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Gemeinde and Congregation: Jewish Welfare at Community Level

Gemeinde and Congregation: Jewish Welfare at Community Level

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(p.64) 3 Gemeinde and Congregation: Jewish Welfare at Community Level
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Jewish Welfare in Hamburg and Manchester c.1850–1914
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Rainer Liedtke

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207238.003.0003

This chapter distinguishes analytically between Jewish welfare at the level of the entire community in the sense of either the DIG in Hamburg or the Manchester congregations on the one side, and on the other the multitude of smaller Jewish welfare associations that are an element of the buoyant Jewish associational life in both cities. It notes that in the case of Hamburg, many of these associations only developed in the second half of the 19th century when the community-wide system had already been in place for some decades. It further notes that the smaller Manchester Jewry was content with a relief system on the level of individual congregations until the 1860s; its associational life developed parallel to a centralized communal welfare organization in the second half of the century.

Keywords:   Jewish welfare associations, DIG in Hamburg, Manchester congregations, relief system

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