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From Practicality to a New Messianism

Reuven Firestone

in Holy War in Judaism: The Fall and Rise of a Controversial Idea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860302
eISBN:
9780199950621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860302.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

By the third decade of the twentieth century secular Labor Zionism dominated the Zionist Movement and actively engaged in redefining Jewish identity in non-religious, secular nationalist terms. At ... More


 Sharʾabi's School

Pinchas Giller

in Shalom Shar'abi and the Kabbalists of Beit El

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328806
eISBN:
9780199870196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328806.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Beit El “school” consists of a particular lineage of sages, drawn from the Jews of the Orient, from Jerusalem to Aleppo and thence to Baghdad, with contributions from the “sages of Tunis.” ... More


National: Jews in Britain – a historical overview

Geoffrey Alderman

in Leeds and its Jewish community: A history

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526123084
eISBN:
9781526144676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526123084.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter provides the national context, tracing the history of Jewry from medieval England to modern Britain. It stresses the importance of immigration, of different sorts in different period and ... More


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