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Raphael Mahler. Hasidism and the Jewish Enlightenment. Translated from the Yiddish by Eugene Orenstein, translated from the Hebrew by Aaron Klein and Jenny Machlowitz Klein. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America. 1985. Pp. xiv, 331.

Ada Rapoport-Albert

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 1: Poles and Jews: Renewing the Dialogue

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113171
eISBN:
9781800340589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113171.003.0036
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reflects on Raphael Mahler's Hasidism and the Jewish Enlightenment (1985). This is a welcome addition to the slowly growing body of classic studies of Hasidism in English translation. ... More


Attraction and Attribution: Framings of Sephardi Identity in Ashkenazi Prayer Books

Elisabeth Hollender (ed.)

in Regional Identities and Cultures of Medieval Jews

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764678
eISBN:
9781800343399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764678.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter recounts how maskilim and early representatives of Wissenschaft des Judentums divided the shares of Jewish culture between Ashkenaz and Sepharad in order to address questions of Jewish ... More


Maimon's Medieval Desire: The Hesheq Shelomo

in The Radical Enlightenment of Solomon Maimon: Judaism, Heresy, and Philosophy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751360
eISBN:
9780804767682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751360.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Drawing on his unpublished Hebrew manuscript, Hesheq Shelomo, this chapter examines Solomon Maimon's philosophy in the context of his concept of philosophical and theological perfectionism. It also ... More


Literary Afterlife

in The Radical Enlightenment of Solomon Maimon: Judaism, Heresy, and Philosophy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751360
eISBN:
9780804767682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751360.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

As a writer and philosopher, Solomon Maimon acknowledged that his work was not as graceful as Moses Mendelssohn's mellifluous German prose or as architectonically grandiose as Immanuel Kant's ... More


Matchmakers and Marriage

Lee Shai Weissbach

in 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:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783637.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Frieden begins this chapter with a pedagogic digression explaining the history of matchmaking and dowries. Frieden’s discussion of matchmaking is prompted by the fact that this chapter is devoted ... More


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