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Conflict and Revolution: Samson Raphael Hirsch and the Politics of Leadership, 1847–1849

in Rabbis and Revolution: The Jews of Moravia in the Age of Emancipation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770569
eISBN:
9780804776523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770569.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Samson Raphael Hirsch was installed in Nikolsburg as chief rabbi of Moravia and Austrian Silesia in 1847. In the Revolution of 1848, Hirsch emerged as a leader that Moravian Jews could embrace ... More


A Man of No Party: Hirsch’s Nineteen Letters on Judaism as Bible Translation

Michah Gottlieb

in The Jewish Reformation: Bible Translation and Middle-Class German Judaism as Spiritual Enterprise

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780199336388
eISBN:
9780197527269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199336388.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter covers the role of Bible translation in Hirsch’s youthful Nineteen Letters on Judaism. Hirsch was educated in the tradition of Mendelssohn’s moderate Haskalah, and he came to see his ... More


The Embarrassment of Joshua: Strategies for Interpreting the Biblical Account of the Conquest of Canaan in German-Jewish Neo-Orthodoxy in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

Matthias Morgenstern

in The Gift of the Land and the Fate of the Canaanites in Jewish Thought

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199959808
eISBN:
9780199366408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959808.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the texts of four nineteenth-century German-Jewish thinkers: Heinrich Graetz (1817–1891), R. Samson Raphael Hirsch (1808–1888), Isaac Breuer (1883–1946), and his brother Raphael ... More


The Third Wave: The Bible as Gesamtkunstwerk

Abigail Gillman

in A History of German Jewish Bible Translation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226477695
eISBN:
9780226477862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226477862.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In the mid-to-late nineteenth century, two highly prolific rabbis—representing opposing religious ideologies—took similar approaches to the German Jewish Bible. Ludwig Philippson, a liberal rabbi, ... More


Levinas and Hillel's Questions

Edith Wyschogrod

in Crossover Queries: Dwelling with Negatives, Embodying Philosophy's Others

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226061
eISBN:
9780823235148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226061.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter presupposes the bond between philosophy and Judaism without attempting to develop this line of analysis in detail. It shows a deep and unmanifest connection ... More


The Innovative Orthodoxy of Hirsch’s Pentateuch

Michah Gottlieb

in The Jewish Reformation: Bible Translation and Middle-Class German Judaism as Spiritual Enterprise

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780199336388
eISBN:
9780197527269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199336388.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter covers Hirsch’s translation and commentary on the Pentateuch exploring the anti-historicist premise on which it is founded. It is shown that Hirsch develops an entirely novel account of ... More


Drifting Rabbis, Shifting Centers, and the Burgeoning Czech-German Conflict

in Rabbis and Revolution: The Jews of Moravia in the Age of Emancipation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770569
eISBN:
9780804776523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770569.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter describes the demographic, financial, and social transformations that emerged when the Czech-German conflict began to dominate public life in Moravia. It focuses on the migration of ... More


The Road to Orthodoxy: Hirsch in Battle

Michah Gottlieb

in The Jewish Reformation: Bible Translation and Middle-Class German Judaism as Spiritual Enterprise

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780199336388
eISBN:
9780197527269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199336388.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter covers Hirsch’s controversies following his failed attempt to create a unifying vision of German Judaism. Hirsch gradually evolved from a “man of no party” to a polemical, sectarian ... More


On the Altar of Freedom: Moravian Jewry and the Revolution of 1848

in Rabbis and Revolution: The Jews of Moravia in the Age of Emancipation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770569
eISBN:
9780804776523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770569.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The Jews of Moravia, like the Jews in the rest of the Habsburg monarchy, were emancipated during the Revolution of 1848. This chapter discusses the Revolution of 1848 and Samson Raphael Hirsch's ... More


Orthodoxy and Jewish Peoplehood

Jonathan Sacks

in One People?: Tradition, Modernity and Jewish Unity

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774006
eISBN:
9781800340831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774006.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses the two issues, the historical and cultural dimensions of emancipation, which divided Orthodoxy. It also looks at a third dilemma of modernity, which concerns the concept of ... More


The Jewish Reformation: Bible Translation and Middle-Class German Judaism as Spiritual Enterprise

Michah Gottlieb

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780199336388
eISBN:
9780197527269
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199336388.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Beginning in the late eighteenth century, Jews entered the German middle class with remarkable speed. This process has often been identified with Jews’ increasing alienation from religion and Jewish ... More


Introduction: The Jewish Reformation

Michah Gottlieb

in The Jewish Reformation: Bible Translation and Middle-Class German Judaism as Spiritual Enterprise

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780199336388
eISBN:
9780197527269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199336388.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Introduction lays out the subject matter, problem, and plan of the book. A central theme is the emergence of middle-class German Judaism and the fraught dynamics of German Jews’ quest for legal ... More


“I Have Written a Book for the Young People.” David Friesenhausen’s Mosdot Tevel

Jeremy Brown

in New Heavens and a New Earth: The Jewish Reception of Copernican Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199754793
eISBN:
9780199345083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754793.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In the nineteenth century more Jewish books assessing the Copernican model were published than ever before, and nearly all acknowledged this model as being accurate. We examine a few of these: In his ... More


Conclusion: The Jewish Counter-Reformation

Michah Gottlieb

in The Jewish Reformation: Bible Translation and Middle-Class German Judaism as Spiritual Enterprise

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780199336388
eISBN:
9780197527269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199336388.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter assesses the achievement of the Jewish Reformation by exploring Martin Buber’s and Franz Rosenzweig’s Jewish Counter-Reformation critique of it. Buber’s and Rosenzweig’s claim that the ... More


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