Neolog Jew #general


Dr. Edward Stern <estern@...>
 

I have been advised that a Hungarian relative, last name GROSSMAN, from
Ungvar, was a Neolog Jew. Likewise, I was advised that there was a
Neolog temple in Ungvar. What does the term Neolog Jew refer to?

Edward Stern
Grand Rapids, MI


MBernet@...
 

estern@iserv.net writes:

<< a Neolog Jew. Likewise, I was advised that there was a
Neolog temple in Ungvar. What does the term Neolog Jew refer to? >>

==Like "Orthodox," a fancy Greekified term, but meaning the opposite
of O. When I was a (Orthodox) kid in Germany, we also used a Germanized
version, of Neolog, "Neujude." The worst curses I and my classmates
could hurl at each other was: "Du bisst ganz Neu," i.e. you're not a
REAL Jew.

Michael Bernet

seeking:

BERNET, BERNAT, BAERNET etc >from Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg, (Bavaria)
WOLF(F): Frankfurt, Wurzburg, Furth, Yugoslavia, Westchester
WOLF, Sali & Rachel, Rotterdam, murdered by Dr. Petiot, Paris ca 1942
WEIL[L], Albert, Fr. hon. consul in Nurnberg; returned to France 1936/7.


Randy <rbweiss@...>
 

Dr. Edward Stern wrote in message <3623E11D.65F63D92@iserv.net>...
I have been advised that a Hungarian relative, last name GROSSMAN,
from Ungvar, was a Neolog Jew. Likewise, I was advised that there
was a Neolog temple in Ungvar. What does the term Neolog Jew
refer to?
The Hungarian Neolog movement is similar to the American
movement of Conservative Judaism, and a pertinent reference is:
http://www.pacificnet.net/~faigin/SCJ/faq/02-02.html . Quoting >from that
page:
"To be more specific, all synagogues associated with the movement
in North and South America are called 'Conservative', all synagogues in
Israel and England are called 'Masorti', and all synagogues in Hungary
are called 'Neolog'. Note that the Neolog movement developed
independently of the rest of Conservative Judaism. Their philosophy
was also based on the work of Rabbi Zecharias Frankel, the founder
of the Positive-Historical school of thought (Mid 1800s, Germany,
Breslau). The evolution of their school of thought basically followed the
same path as the Conservative movement, and in recent years they
have formalized this by joining the World Council of Conservative/
Masorti Synagogues."

Randy Weiss
Medford, Massachusetts
rbweiss@ix.netcom.com