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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


 The Lost Tribes of Israel

Edith Bruder

in The Black Jews of Africa: History, Religion, Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195333565
eISBN:
9780199868889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333565.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the prehistory of African Judaism, focusing on the lost tribes of Israel. According to the Bible, the tribes of the kingdom of Israel's northern part were exiled in the 8th ... More


Background of the Early-Nineteenth-Century Messianic Awakening

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:
10.1093/0195305787.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Profound changes in late 18th- and early 19th-century European and Jewish history persuaded many traditional Jews around the world that the redemption was at hand and that they were living in the ... More


 Jewish Accounts and Christian Traditions

Edith Bruder

in The Black Jews of Africa: History, Religion, Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195333565
eISBN:
9780199868889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333565.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the myth of the Lost Tribes. It argues that from the earliest times to the first conquests, the myth of the Lost Tribes and its plasticity gave weight to the world of ... More


Tribes Lost and Found: Israelites in Nineteenth-Century America

Eran Shalev

in American Zion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300186925
eISBN:
9780300188417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300186925.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the Old Testament, which tells the history of the formation of the Israelite nation out of twelve tribes whose respective progenitors were the twelve sons of the Patriarch ... More


 The Legend of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba

Edith Bruder

in The Black Jews of Africa: History, Religion, Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195333565
eISBN:
9780199868889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333565.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on how the biblical episode of Solomon and the queen of Sheba played a major role in the Western perception of Africa, not only the country and its history but also its ... More


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