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Hamburg Temple Dispute
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In 1819, a new prayerbook was published in Hamburg that contained the first comprehensive Jewish Reform liturgy. The changes from the traditional Ashkenazi prayerbook contained in the new Siddur unleashed a Europe-wide controversy, which became known as the Hamburg Temple Dispute and treated numerous questions of worship that were also in the foreground of later religious debates over modernization. The Ham…

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Brämer, Andreas, “Hamburg Temple Dispute”, 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 28 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0290>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20191110



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