Egyenlőség [Hungarian]

Place of Publication: Budapest (Hungary)    Years of Publication: 1882-1938
Years Available on Site: 1892-1905 Frequency: Weekly    Editors: Mór Bogdányi (1882-1884); Miksa Szabolcsi (1884-1915); Lajos Szabolcsi (1915-1938)

Egyenlőség (Equality) was a Magyar (i.e. Hungarian) language weekly launched on 5 November 1882 by Mór Bogdányi. It was edited from 1884 by Miksa Szabolcsi (1857-1915) and acquired by him in 1886. Two decades afterwards (1915) he will be succeeded by his son Lajos. Although Jewish periodicals in the Magyar language had first made their appearance in Hungary during the sharp Jewish religious wars between the Orthodox and the Neologue (reformer) parties in the 1860s, once the religious schism was settled in the early 1870s, the Magyar Jewish press disappeared until the appearance of Egyenlőség (in 1882).

It began publication in midst of the Tiszaeszlár ritual murder trial in response to the wave of antisemitism that swept Hungary and quickly became the most influential and longest lasting Jewish periodical in Hungary, appearing until 1938. By and large Egyenlőség reflected the assimilationist views of Neologue Jews who advocated mild religious reforms, although at times it could be critical of Neologue establishment.

This pilot project funded by the Keller Foundation places, for the moment, two years on the website: 1892 and 1898.

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