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Orthodox Jews, the City and the Suburb

Samuel C. Heilman

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195134681
eISBN:
9780199848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134681.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the relationship between Orthodox American Jews, the city and the suburbs. It argues that this relationship is a dynamic one and that where Orthodox Jews choose to live ... More


Mass Society, II

David Sorkin

in Jewish Emancipation: A History Across Five Centuries

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691164946
eISBN:
9780691189673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164946.003.0021
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter describes the new politics that emerged in fin-de-siècle Europe, which challenged liberal democracy and bourgeois society. Zionists and Autonomists espoused the idea that Jews were a ... More


Tensions within Modern Orthodoxy

Chaim I. Waxman

in Social Change and Halakhic Evolution in American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764845
eISBN:
9781800343450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764845.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter considers developments indicating significant ritualistic departure not only from ultra-Orthodox norms and values but from what had been traditional Jewish religious behaviour since the ... More


Orthodoxy

Louis Jacobs

in Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774587
eISBN:
9781800340305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774587.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on Orthodox Jews. These Jews at the end of the twentieth century are divided into a number of groupings, each following its own specific pattern of religious conduct. It ... More


How to Live with Other Jews

Menachem Kellner

in Must a Jew Believe Anything?

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774495
eISBN:
9781800340398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774495.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter sketches a way in which Orthodox Jews can relate to non-Orthodox Jews and their understandings of Judaism. Furthermore, this must be done in a way which avoids the language of ... More


The Nazi Era (1933–1945)

Marc B. Shapiro

in Between the Yeshiva World and Modern Orthodoxy: The Life and Works of Rabbi Jehiel Jacob Weinberg, 1884-1966

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774525
eISBN:
9781800340855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774525.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the challenges faced by Rabbi Jehiel Jacob Weinberg and the rest of the German Jewry during the Nazi regime. Aside from the political challenges in Nazi Germany, there were ... More


Towards a Historical Definition of the Haskalah

Shmuel Feiner

in New Perspectives on the Haskalah

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774617
eISBN:
9781800340145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774617.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies the long historiographic tradition in search of a definition of the Haskalah. It suggests reducing the historical parameters of the Jewish Enlightenment so that it can be ... More


Explaining the Inexplicable

David Berger

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113751
eISBN:
9781789623352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113751.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides some tentative explanations for Chabad messianism. One of these explanations is the ideal of unity and the avoidance of communal strife. Every practising Jew has heard countless ... More


Jews in the Transnational Culture Wars: Secularism and Anti-Papal Rhetoric

Ari Joskowicz

in The Modernity of Others: Jewish Anti-Catholicism in Germany and France

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804787024
eISBN:
9780804788403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787024.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter shows the construction of a more coherent and popular form of Jewish anticlericalism in the aftermath of the Mortara affair of 1858. The affair began as papal authorities removed a ... More


Introduction: Media, Mediation, and Jewish Community

Simon J. Bronner and Caspar Battegay

in Connected Jews: Expressions of Community in Analogue and Digital Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764869
eISBN:
9781800343375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764869.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter disputes the common assumption that media-driven popular culture has weakened ethnic-religious ties of community with each advance in communication technology and has been detrimental to ... More


The Jewish Blogosphere and the Heretical Counterpublic

Ayala Fader

in Hidden Heretics: Jewish Doubt in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691169903
eISBN:
9780691201481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169903.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter ethnographically traces the contemporary crisis of authority to the Jewish blogosphere or “Jblogosphere” in the mid-2000s, which created an alternative, anonymous heretical public both ... More


Jewish Identity Writ Small: The Everyday Experience of Baalot Teshuvah

Louise E. Tallen

in Diasporas and Exiles: Varieties of Jewish Identity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520228641
eISBN:
9780520926899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228641.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on formerly secular Jewish women who have become Orthodox Jews, baalot teshuvah, through the outreach efforts of Chabad Lubavitch Hasidism. Despite the emphasis in our culture on ... More


The Virtual Rebbe

Jeffrey Shandler

in Jews, God, and Videotape: Religion and Media in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740675
eISBN:
9780814708880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740675.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores how Lubavitcher hasidim, based in Brooklyn, New York, have used broadcasting, video, and the Internet, among other media, to advance their distinctive mission during the past ... More


Introduction

Menachem Kellner

in Must a Jew Believe Anything?

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774495
eISBN:
9781800340398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774495.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter contains reflections on Jewish legitimacy in response to a growing crisis looming within the Jewry and Judaism. This crisis refers to the growing number of mutually ... More


Epitaph

David Berger

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113751
eISBN:
9781789623352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113751.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This epitaph argues that the classical messianic faith of Judaism is dying. Most Orthodox Jews may still adhere to it, but their willingness to grant full rabbinical, institutional, educational, and ... More


The Jewish Question Again

Joyce Dalsheim

in Israel Has a Jewish Problem: Self-Determination as Self-Elimination

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190680251
eISBN:
9780190068943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190680251.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the persistence of the Jewish Question or Problem in the state that aimed to liberate Jews. For example, many people expected the ultra-Orthodox, or Haredim, to “assimilate” to ... More


Oscar Haber

Arwen Donahue

in This is Home Now: Kentucky's Holocaust Survivors Speak

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125473
eISBN:
9780813135212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125473.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Oscar Haber, born in BrzeŹnica, Poland in 1910, was one of ten children raised in a family of devoutly Orthodox Jews. He and his wife Fryda were the only survivors of their family. They both speak ... More


The Reaction of the Polish Press to Baron Maurice de Hirsch’s Foundation for Jewish Education in Galicia

Agnieszka Friedrich

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 30: Jewish Education in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764500
eISBN:
9781800343429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764500.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter traces the response to an educational endeavour initiated by the philanthropist Baron Maurice de Hirsch for the Jews of Galicia. It shows how the Polish press expressed a good deal of ... More


On False Messianism, Idolatry, and Lubavitch

David Berger

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113751
eISBN:
9781789623352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113751.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes how, in the autumn of 1995, the author published an article in Jewish Action, the journal of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, which decried the silence of ... More


The False Promises of Sovereignty

Joyce Dalsheim

in Israel Has a Jewish Problem: Self-Determination as Self-Elimination

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190680251
eISBN:
9780190068943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190680251.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Society

The last chapter showed how struggles to be Jewish in Israel seem like a narrowing maze with no exit. This chapter considers the nature of that maze. It focuses on two cases of observant Jewish ... More


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