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Immigration to the Land of Israel, 1808–1840

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:
10.1093/0195305787.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Jewish population of the Land of Israel more or less doubled in size between 1808 and 1840. A significant segment of the immigrants were disciples of the Vilna Ga’on, who undertook an organized ... More


Attempt to Renew Rabbinic Ordination in Safed

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:
10.1093/0195305787.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

A variety of practical obstacles prevented the Vilna Ga’on’s disciples from settling in Jerusalem as soon as they arrived in the Land of Israel in 1808-1812. Instead, they settled in the Galilean ... More


Safed in Venice

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/9780691145082.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter uses Ari Nohem to document the transmission of Kabbalah from Safed to Venice and looks at Modena's indictment of this transfer of knowledge and practice. The three sections of the ... More


Sabba de-Mishpatim: Love and Reincarnation

Pinchas Giller

in Reading the Zohar: A Sacred Text of Kabbalah

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195118490
eISBN:
9780199848874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118490.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter analyses the composition of Sabba de Mishpatim, with its romantic mise-en-scene and bold doctrine of the soul and reincarnation. Detailing the descent of the soul and the travails that ... More


Reading the Idrot

Pinchas Giller

in Reading the Zohar: A Sacred Text of Kabbalah

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195118490
eISBN:
9780199848874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118490.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter details the central hermeneutical strategies pursued by some of the Safed kabbalists, who read the Idrot in such a way as to reinforce and underscore their special myth. Emphasis is ... More


The Safedian Revolution: Before Safed: A Brief Overview

Jonathan Garb

in Yearnings of the Soul: Psychological Thought in Modern Kabbalah

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226295800
eISBN:
9780226295947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226295947.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses the earliest roots of modern Kabbalah's psychology within and without the Jewish world. It then surveys the revolution in psychological thought in the sixteenth through ... More


From Safed to Venice—Abraham ben Asher and the Publication of the ʾOr ha-Sekhel

Benjamin Williams

in Commentary on Midrash Rabba in the Sixteenth Century: The Or ha-Sekhel of Abraham ben Asher

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198759232
eISBN:
9780191819858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759232.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This chapter examines sources of information about Abraham ben Asher’s biography and the publication of the ʾOr ha-Sekhel. It considers the role of Senior b. Judah Falcon in bringing the work to ... More


Artists’ Colonies in Israel

Alec Mishory

in Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190912628
eISBN:
9780190912659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912628.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the history of artists’ colonies in Israel. An artists’ colony is a physical site where artists are expected to work collectively, inspiring and influencing each other’s ... More


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