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Samuel Falk and the Freemasons

Michal Oron

in Rabbi, Mystic, or Impostor?: The Eighteenth-Century Ba'al Shem of London

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781904113034
eISBN:
9781800343290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113034.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter refers to the historian Nesta Webster, who lived in England around the turn of the nineteenth century and was the first to indicate the ties between Samuel Falk and the Freemasons. It ... More


Introduction to the English Edition

Todd M. Endelman

in Rabbi, Mystic, or Impostor?: The Eighteenth-Century Ba'al Shem of London

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781904113034
eISBN:
9781800343290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113034.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter mentions Michal Oron's account of Samuel Falk, the Ba'al Shem of London, which complicates the conventional characterization of eighteenth-century Britain as the cradle of toleration, ... More


A Biography Of Samuel Falk

Michal Oron

in Rabbi, Mystic, or Impostor?: The Eighteenth-Century Ba'al Shem of London

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781904113034
eISBN:
9781800343290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113034.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter centers on Dr Samuel Falk, the Ba'al Shem of London, who was born in Podhajce at the beginning of the eighteenth century and named Samuel Jacob di Falk Tradiola Laniado. It explains that ... More


Rabbi, Mystic, or Impostor?: The Eighteenth-Century Ba'al Shem of London

Michal Oron

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781904113034
eISBN:
9781800343290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113034.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The enigmatic kabbalist Samuel Falk, known as the Ba'al Shem of London, has piqued the curiosity of scholars for generations. Eighteenth-century London was fascinated by Jews, and as a miracle-worker ... More


Samuel Falk as Seen by Jacob Emden

Michal Oron

in Rabbi, Mystic, or Impostor?: The Eighteenth-Century Ba'al Shem of London

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781904113034
eISBN:
9781800343290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113034.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the 1760s, wherein Samuel Falk was besmirched, cursed, and persecuted by Jacob Emden while frequently celebrated by various members of Christian society. It reviews extant ... More


Falk’s Activities According to the Diary of Zevi Hirsch

Michal Oron

in Rabbi, Mystic, or Impostor?: The Eighteenth-Century Ba'al Shem of London

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781904113034
eISBN:
9781800343290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113034.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter talks about Zevi Hirsch, the son of Isaac Eisik Segal of Kalisz, a shtadlan and a native of Poland who emigrated to London and became Samuel Falk's factotum for about four years. It ... More


The Diaries and Their Research

Michal Oron

in Rabbi, Mystic, or Impostor?: The Eighteenth-Century Ba'al Shem of London

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781904113034
eISBN:
9781800343290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113034.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the description of Samuel Falk's diary that is in an article by the scholar Adolf Neubauer published in the Jewish Chronicle. It mentions Solomon Schechter, a tutor in ... More


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