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Who Will Lead Us?: The Story of Five Hasidic Dynasties in America

Samuel C. Heilman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520277236
eISBN:
9780520966482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277236.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This is an account of five contemporary Hasidic dynasties and their complex process of succession. Two dynasties – Munkács and Boyan – describe a situation with too few successors, two – Bobov and ... More


Messianic Mysticism: Moses Hayim Luzzatto and the Padua School

Isaiah Tishby

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774099
eISBN:
9781800342668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774099.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Moses Hayim Luzzatto (1707–1746) gathered around him an inner circle of devout Jews who shared his belief in the imminent arrival of the messianic age and who privately identified members of their ... More


Hasidism and Politics: The Kingdom of Poland, 1815-1864

Marcin Wodzinski

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113737
eISBN:
9781800341012
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113737.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Analysing the political relations between the Kingdom of Poland and the hasidic movement, this book examines plans formulated by the government and by groups close to government circles regarding ... More


Rebbe, the Messiah, and the Scandal of Orthodox Indifference: With a New Introduction

David Berger

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113751
eISBN:
9781789623352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113751.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The focus of this book is the messianic trend in Lubavitch hasidism. It demonstrates how hasidim who affirm the dead Rebbe's messiahship have abandoned one of Judaism's core beliefs in favour of ... 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


Collected Essays: Volume III

Haym Soloveitchik

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781904113997
eISBN:
9781800851061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113997.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Continuing the contribution to medieval Jewish intellectual history, this book's author focuses here on the radical pietist movement of Ḥasidei Ashkenaz and its main literary work, Sefer Ḥasidim, and ... More


Piety, Pietism, and German Pietism: Sefer Ḥasidim I and the Influence of Ḥasidei Ashkenaz

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: Volume III

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781904113997
eISBN:
9781800851061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113997.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter investigates the the differences between Sefer Ḥasidim I (sections 1–152) and Sefer Ḥasidim. No less striking than the absence of retson ha-Borè (the Will of the Creator), asceticism, ... More


Modes of Reading

Ora Wiskind-Elper

in Hasidic Commentary on the Torah

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764128
eISBN:
9781800343405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764128.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the modes relating to Scripture that the Hasidic masters developed. It analyses the masters' sense of metaphor and poetic language, the roles of imagination, cognition, and the ... More


The Jewish Attitude to Usury in the High and Late Middle Ages (1000–1500)

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: v. 1

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113973
eISBN:
9781800341104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113973.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses the Jewish attitude towards usury in the high and late Middle Ages, treating four kinds of data: legal sources (halakhic sources), ethical and philosophical writings, biblical ... More


The Hasidim Strike Back: The Development of Hasidic Political Involvement

Marcin Wodziński

in Hasidism and Politics: The Kingdom of Poland, 1815-1864

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113737
eISBN:
9781800341012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113737.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter is devoted in its entirety to an analysis of hasidic political activity as a reaction to the policies directed at Hasidim. It describes the actions of Rabbi Isaac of Warka, the ... More


Colonization and Diaspora Politics

Jonathan L. Dekel-Chen

in Farming the Red Land: Jewish Agricultural Colonization and Local Soviet Power, 1924-1941

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103311
eISBN:
9780300133929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103311.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The mid-1920s saw Joseph Rosen and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) establish the core of the Jewish colonization project in Soviet Russia, but the entire Jewish community did ... More


Political Affiliation

Jeffrey Shandler

in Yiddish: Biography of a Language

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190651961
eISBN:
9780190651992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190651961.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the role that Yiddish played, beginning in the late nineteenth century, in many Jews’ participation in progressive politics, including trade unionism, socialism, anarchism, ... More


Growing Interest, Growing Conflict, 1831–1860

Marcin Wodziński

in Haskalah and Hasidism in the Kingdom of Poland: A History of Conflict

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113089
eISBN:
9781800341029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113089.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter investigates the growth of interest in hasidism among the Polish maskilim, which was marked by the publication in the late 1830s and the early 1840s of a number of texts discussing ... More


Hasidism and Halakhah

Louis Jacobs

in Tree of Life: Diversity, Flexibility and Creativity in Jewish Law

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100394
eISBN:
9781800340299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100394.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes the relationship between Hasidism and the halakhah. In so far as Hasidism is strongly influenced by kabbalah, the relationship of this movement to the halakhah resembles very ... More


Hasidism

Louis Jacobs

in Hasidic Prayer

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100240
eISBN:
9781800340312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100240.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the meaning of Hasidism and the history of the movement. The Hasidic movement was born in the Jewish communities of Volhynia and Podolia during the eighteenth century. The ... More


Gestures and Melody in Prayer

Louis Jacobs

in Hasidic Prayer

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100240
eISBN:
9781800340312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100240.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes the gestures and melody used in Hasidic prayer. With reservations here and there, the Hasidim favoured violent movements in prayer, believing these to be an aid to ... More


From the Conquest of Pinsk by the Swedes Until the Second Partition of Poland (1706–1793)

in The Jews of Pinsk, 1506 to 1880

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804741590
eISBN:
9780804783088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804741590.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter traces the history of the growth and development of the Jewish community in Pinsk from 1706–1793. Topics discussed include the Jews of Pinsk at the beginning of the eighteenth century; ... More


A Person of His Time

Moshe Rosman

in Founder of Hasidism: A Quest for the Historical Ba'al Shem Tov

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764449
eISBN:
9781800340800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764449.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses Polish sources of the Ba’al Shem Tov, which emphasized hearsay and traditional Hebrew material that is full of colorful detail. It focuses on how the Polish paid little ... More


Pinsk (1881–1914)

in The Jews of Pinsk, 1881 to 1941

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804741583
eISBN:
9780804785020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804741583.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

In 1881–1914, Pinsk was a relatively small city in Belarus. Nevertheless, it earned a place of honor on the Jewish map owing to the intensity of its communal life, the development of civic ... More


Alternative perspectives:: The literature of pietists (Ashkenazic hasidim)

Simha Goldin and Jonathan Chipman

in Apostasy and Jewish identity in high Middle Ages Northern Europe: 'Are you still my brother?'

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719095771
eISBN:
9781781707852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095771.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examine this particular mystic group and its special literary origins and the question of its attitude to those who converted to Christianity


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