The Jews of Serbia

By I. Alcalay

American Jewish Committee (AJC), Jewish Publication Society (JPS), 1919

The author, the Chief Rabbi of Serbia, discusses his constituency of Serbian Jews. Among the topics discussed are: language issues, since Serbian Jews spoke Ladino before Serbian independence, and interacted with the Turkish government in Turkish, and so had to learn Serbian; learning to interact with a Christian (Greek Orthodox) regime rather than a Muslim one; a religious approach toward modernity that blends Reform and Orthodox impulses; robust educational institutions; an educated and cultured rabbinate; and an amicable relationship with non-Jewish neighbors.

Topic: Jewish-Christian Relations, Ritual, Language, Culture, Acculturation, Religion

Name of Publication: American Jewish Year Book

Volume/Issue: Vol. 20

Page Number(s): 75-87

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Serbia

Language: English

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Alcalay, I.. The Jews of Serbia. American Jewish Year Book. American Jewish Committee (AJC),Jewish Publication Society (JPS). 1919: 75-87. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5552


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