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Improving the Volk: Leon Kellner and the Jewish Toynbee Hall Movement (1900–39)

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The Jewish Toynbee Hall movement—part moral crusade, part adult education—has almost entirely escaped the attention of historians, as has its prime mover, Leon Kellner. Modeled on London's Toynbee Hall, the first Jewish Toynbee Hall opened in Vienna in December 1900; within a few years, others opened across Habsburg Austria and in Germany and Romania. A Zionist project, the Toynbee Halls were taken over by Bnai Brith in Germany and Austria but remained in nationalist hands further east, part ...

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10.2979/jewisocistud.24.3.03

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
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Author
Publisher:
Indiana University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Jewish Social Studies Journal website
Volume:
24
Issue:
3
Pages:
51-79
Publication date:
2019-04-01
Acceptance date:
2018-10-04
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EISSN:
1527-2028
ISSN:
0021-6704
Source identifiers:
924204
Language:
English
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pubs:924204
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2018-10-06

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