Published jointly with the Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen.
Landjudenschaften operated within German Jewry in the early part of the
modern era, up to the beginning of the nineteenth century. In contrast
with the autonomous institutions – the Va’adim or Medinot – of East
European Jewry, which were corporations of communities, the
Landjudenschaften, notwithstanding the existence of organized local
communities, were essentially associations of individuals. To a large
extent, they combined the functions and powers of a local community with
those of an intercommunal body.
This three-volume series collects documents pertaining to the
Landjudenschaften in German, Hebrew and Yiddish, accompanied by notes
and historical commentary in German.