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Introduction

Jonathan Boyarin

in The Ethnography of Reading

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079557
eISBN:
9780520913431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079557.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

People are now coming to recognize a more complex interplay of different forms of human communication, from lullabies to hypertext and beyond. This book notes that the question of causality will not ... More


Rabbi Ḥayyim of Volozhin’s Response to Hasidism

Immanuel Etkes

in The Gaon of Vilna: The Man and His Image

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223943
eISBN:
9780520925076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223943.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the controversy between Mitnagdim and Hasidim focusing on Rabbi H. Hayyim of Volozhin's response to Hasidism. Hayyim waged the struggle against Hasidism in a style entirely ... More


The Supreme Court and Military Service for Yeshiva Students: Justiciability and Public Suits

Daniel Friedmann

in The Purse and the Sword: The Trials of Israel's Legal Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190278502
eISBN:
9780190278533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278502.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Legal History

This chapter looks at complex political and social forces at play in the controversy over whether Haredi yeshiva students should be drafted. While many Israelis find the fact that Haredim do not ... More


Speak no evil: Manchester Jewry and refugees, 1933–1937

Bill Williams

in Jews and Other Foreigners: Manchester and the Rescue of the Victims of European Fascism, 1933-40

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719085499
eISBN:
9781781703311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085499.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

Refugee academics and industrialists, trainees supported by Isidore Apfelbaum's ‘private’ operation, German domestic servants placed by the Ladies Lodge of B'nai Brith, the two or three foreign ... More


‘By the grace of the Almighty’: refugees and the Manchester Yeshiva

Bill Williams

in Jews and Other Foreigners: Manchester and the Rescue of the Victims of European Fascism, 1933-40

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719085499
eISBN:
9781781703311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085499.003.0016
Subject:
History, Social History

Of all the reversals of attitude which followed the changing international situation after March 1938, the most dramatic was that of the Manchester Yeshiva. The admission of refugees contributed to ... More


Scripture and Israeli Secular Culture

Yair Zakovitch

in Jewish Concepts of Scripture: A Comparative Introduction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740620
eISBN:
9780814724798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740620.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter narrates how secular Jews in Europe, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, came to associate rabbinic literature with narrow-minded orthodoxy. Secular Zionists, in ... More


The Genius

Eliyahu Stern

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300179309
eISBN:
9780300183221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179309.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Elijah ben Solomon, the “Genius of Vilna,” was perhaps the best-known and most understudied figure in modern Jewish history. This book offers a new narrative of Jewish modernity based on Elijah's ... More


A Jewish Life on Three Continents: The Memoir of Menachem Mendel Frieden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804783637
eISBN:
9780804786201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783637.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This memoir of Menachem Mendel Frieden, translated from the original Hebrew, edited, and annotated by his historian grandson, recounts the history of the author’s family back several generations and ... More


Beyond <i>Yeshiva</i>: The Struggle for Faculty Power at the University of Dubuque

Ralph Scharnau

in Civic Labors: Scholar Activism and Working-Class Studies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040498
eISBN:
9780252098932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040498.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

In this chapter, the author relates his experiences with faculty unionization at the University of Dubuque (UD), a private liberal arts college and seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. As a member of the ... More


The Biur and the Yeshiva

Eliyahu Stern

in The Genius

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300179309
eISBN:
9780300183221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179309.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter explores the establishment of the modern yeshiva by Elijah ben Solomon's followers. Over the nineteenth century, the yeshiva replaced the legal institution of the kehilah as the locus of ... More


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