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At the turn of the 20th century, European Jews grew increasingly interested in their own folklore sparked by changes to the lived experience, values, and norms of Jewish societies. In Central and Eastern Europe prior to 1938, Jewish ethnology sought both to educate the surrounding Christian community and carry out cultural activities in their own ranks. This activity was located outside of recogni…

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Hasan-Rokem, Galit and Schrire, Dani, “Folklore”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 08 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0232>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401

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