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Conclusion: From the Old to the New

Jean Baumgarten

Jerold C. Frakes (ed.)

in Introduction to Old Yiddish Literature

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199276332
eISBN:
9780191699894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276332.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Literature

From the second half of the eighteenth century, Old Yiddish literature underwent a progressive decline and loss of quality. Only one genre, represented by the Tsene-rene, some prayer books, such as ... More


Yiddish Bibles

Jean Baumgarten

Jerold C. Frakes (ed.)

in Introduction to Old Yiddish Literature

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199276332
eISBN:
9780191699894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276332.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Literature

The Hebrew Bible was the foundation on which most of Old Yiddish literature was based. The Bible played a central role as the basis of education and the transmission of Judaism to the Jewish masses, ... More


A Letter from the Hafets Hayim The Holy Sage, Rabbi of All Children of Exile, May His Saintly Memory Be for a Blessing

Naomi Seidman

in Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov Movement: A Revolution in the Name of Tradition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764692
eISBN:
9781800343351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764692.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents a letter from the Hafets Hayim, Israel Meir Hacohen. In the letter, Israel Meir Hacohen blesses those who cherish the Torah. He mentions the founding of a Bais Yaakov school in ... More


The Destruction of the Temple: A Yiddish Booklet for the Ninth of Av

Jacob Elbaum and Chava Turniansky

in Midrash Unbound: Transformations and Innovations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113713
eISBN:
9781800340169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113713.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter looks at a Yiddish booklet for the Ninth of Av. This is a hitherto unresearched Yiddish collection of aggadot on the destruction of the Temple in a booklet of twelve pages with no title ... More


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