Schism in Hungarian Jewry
The Schism in Hungarian Jewry (Hungarian: ortodox–neológ szakadás, ""Orthodox-Neolog Schism""; Yiddish: די טיילונג אין אונגארן, trans. Die Teilung in Ungarn, ""The Division in Hungary"") was the institutional division of the Jewish public in the Kingdom of Hungary between 1869 and 1871, following a failed attempt to establish a national representative organization. The Orthodox, fearing their Neolog rivals would dominate the new organ, seceded and formed one of their own. A third faction of ""Status Quo"" congregations refused to join either and remained independent. While many communities retained their cohesion after determining their affiliation, numerous ones split to form two or even three new ones.