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Hebrew Manuscripts in an Age of Print

Yaacob Dweck

in The Scandal of Kabbalah: Leon Modena, Jewish Mysticism, Early Modern Venice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145082
eISBN:
9781400840007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145082.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter posits Leon Modena's writing practices within the context of early modern Venice, capital of Hebrew printing and center of manuscript production. The circumstances of Modena's life as ... More


History of a Failure

Yaacob Dweck

in The Scandal of Kabbalah: Leon Modena, Jewish Mysticism, Early Modern Venice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145082
eISBN:
9781400840007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145082.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This epilogue argues that the failure of Ari Nohem was manifold. Modena failed to convince his immediate audience, and by extension the Jewish community of Venice, and by further extension Jewish ... More


The Scandal of Kabbalah: Leon Modena, Jewish Mysticism, Early Modern Venice

Yaacob Dweck

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145082
eISBN:
9781400840007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145082.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This is the first book about the origins of a culture war that began in early modern Europe and continues to this day: the debate between kabbalists and their critics on the nature of Judaism and the ... More


Miscellanea

in Jewish Poet and Intellectual in Seventeenth-Century Venice: The Works of Sarra Copia Sulam in Verse and Prose Along with Writings of Her Contemporaries in Her Praise, Condemnation, or Defense

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226779881
eISBN:
9780226779874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226779874.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This part includes sonnets by Gabriele Zinano and Sarra Copia Sulam's response to one of them. Leon Modena, the rabbi closely involved in Sulam's biography, was privy to the content of the letters ... More


History and Fiction

in From Kabbalah to Class Struggle: Expressionism, Marxism, and Yiddish Literature in the Life and Work of Meir Wiener

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770071
eISBN:
9780804777254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770071.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Meir Wiener developed an interest in historical fiction for practical and theoretical reasons. His concept of the historical novel can be seen within the theoretical framework of socialist-realist ... More


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