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Expanding and Solidifying Jewish Settlement in the Land of Israel

Arie Morgenstern

in Hastening Redemption: Messianism and the Resettlement of the Land of Israel

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195305784
eISBN:
9780199784820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305787.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Perushim believed that redemption of the Land would precede redemption of the nation, and saw themselves as fulfilling a divine mission in settling and developing it. They actively favored ... More


The Uniqueness of the Jewish People

Avraham Grossman

in Rashi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113898
eISBN:
9781800340213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113898.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reflects on Rashi's view on the uniqueness of the Jewish people. In his view, Israel was chosen as God's cherished possession for three reasons: the merit of the patriarchs; Israel's ... More


The Jews in the Land of Israel and the Spread of Sabbatheanism

Adam Teller

in Rescue the Surviving Souls: The Great Jewish Refugee Crisis of the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691161747
eISBN:
9780691199863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161747.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explains that alongside the pidyon shevuyim network, there existed another economic and religious system covering the entire Jewish world that was focused on the eastern Mediterranean. ... More


Holiness and the Land of Israel

Joseph Isaac Lifshitz

in Holiness in Jewish Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198796497
eISBN:
9780191837760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796497.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

A study of holiness in time and space illumines the phenomenon of holiness in ways that an abstract conceptual study would not. Holiness is not only about separation and restraint but also yearning ... More


Piyut and Midrash: Between Poetic Invention and Rabbinic Convention

Michael Fishbane

in Midrash Unbound: Transformations and Innovations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113713
eISBN:
9781800340169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113713.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter covers the phenomenon of piyut, which is one of the comprehensive designations of Jewish liturgical poetry and an archaeology of rabbinic tradition. The piyut's major classical and early ... More


Conclusion

Jane S. Gerber

in Cities of Splendour in the Shaping of Sephardi History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781904113300
eISBN:
9781800343276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113300.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The last section of this chapter marks the end of one form of Jewish life and the beginning of another for the Jews of the Iberian peninsula. Like all other Jews, Sephardim collectively mourned the ... More


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