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Hastening Redemption: Messianism and the Resettlement of the Land of Israel

Arie Morgenstern

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195305784
eISBN:
9780199784820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305787.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Offering a novel understanding of the origins of renewed Jewish settlement in the Land of Israel in modern times, this book situates that settlement in the context of Jewish messianism and traces it ... More


Process of Redemption Envisioned by the Vilna Ga'on's Disciples

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:
10.1093/0195305787.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Vilna Ga’on, an extraordinary Talmudic scholar, inspired in his disciples a sense that he was a supernatural phenomenon, with a messianic mission to redeem the Jewish nation by disseminating the ... More


The Gaon of Vilna: The Man and His Image

Immanuel Etkes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223943
eISBN:
9780520925076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223943.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

A legendary figure in his own lifetime, Rabbi Eliahu ben Shlomo Zalman (1720–1797) was known as the “Gaon of Vilna”. He was the acknowledged master of Talmudic studies in the vibrant intellectual ... More


Students, Professors, and Politics

R. D. Anderson

in European Universities from the Enlightenment to 1914

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198206606
eISBN:
9780191717307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206606.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Between 1815 and 1848, the forces of liberalism and nationalism contended with those of reaction orchestrated by the Austrian chancellor Metternich. Governments generally expected universities to ... More


‘In Default of an Immediate Realization of a True League of Nations’: The First Years of the League, 1919–1921

Peter J. Yearwood

in Guarantee of Peace: The League of Nations in British Policy 1914-1925

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199226733
eISBN:
9780191710308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226733.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

After American rejection of the Covenant, which London could not influence, the League was overshadowed by the Allied Supreme Council which tackled the main post‐war issues. The British supported the ... More


The Making and the Maintenance of the Image of the Gaon of Vilna

Shaul Stampfer

in Families, Rabbis and Education: Essays on Traditional Jewish Society in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774853
eISBN:
9781800340909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774853.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter details the development of the image of the Vilna Gaon, one of the best-known east European Jews. The Gaon left few disciples and a very problematic literary heritage. He wrote enigmatic ... More


The Hasidic Movement and the Gaon of Vilna: (Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson, 1994) pp. xvi + 258. ISBN 1-56821-125-2

Alan Brill

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 12: Focusing on Galicia: Jews, Poles and Ukrainians 1772-1918

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774594
eISBN:
9781800340695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774594.003.0027
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter takes a look at Elijah Judah Schochet's The Hasidic Movement and the Gaon of Vilna. Schochet sets out to answer two related questions in this book: What problems did its opponents ... More


Hirsz Abramowicz Profiles of a Lost World: Memoirs of East European Jewish Life before World War II

Motti Zalkin

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 15: Focusing on Jewish Religious Life, 1500-1900

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774716
eISBN:
9781800340725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774716.003.0036
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents Hirsz Abramowicz’s compilation of essays, arranged in five chapters. The first chapter deals with Lithuanian Jewish life and traditions, examining among other topics rural ... More


Tsevorfene bleter: The Emergence of Yung Vilne

Justin D. Cammy

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 14: Focusing on Jews in the Polish Borderlands

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774693
eISBN:
9781800340718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774693.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines Yung Vilne (Young Vilna, 1929–1940). In the decade preceding the outbreak of the Second World War, a group of young, unknown Yiddish poets, writers, and artists helped turn ... More


The Transfer of Vilna District into Lithuania, 1939

Sarunas Liekis

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 14: Focusing on Jews in the Polish Borderlands

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774693
eISBN:
9781800340718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774693.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the transfer of Vilna and the surrounding district to the Lithuanian republic in a 1939 treaty. After this transfer, the Lithuanian republic annulled the previously operating ... More


The Minsk Ghetto 1941-1943: Jewish Resistance and Soviet Internationalism

Barbara Epstein

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242425
eISBN:
9780520931336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242425.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Drawing from engrossing survivors' accounts, many never before published, this book recounts a heroic yet little-known chapter in Holocaust history. The book chronicles the history of a Communist-led ... More


Moshe Koussevitzky (1899–1966) in Vilna, Warsaw, and Russia

Akiva Zimmermann

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 32: Jews and Music-Making in the Polish Lands

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781906764739
eISBN:
9781800343306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764739.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the years spent in Vilna, Warsaw, and Russia by Moshe Koussevitzky, one of the greatest cantors of the twentieth century. It recounts Moshe's path to the position of chief ... More


Strategies of Resistance Elsewhere: The Kovno Ghetto

Barbara Epstein

in The Minsk Ghetto 1941-1943: Jewish Resistance and Soviet Internationalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242425
eISBN:
9780520931336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242425.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the strategies of resistance beyond Minsk. It focuses on the Kovno ghetto and its efforts to send Jews to the forest. The story of the Kovno ghetto forms a useful point of ... More


Introduction

Immanuel Etkes

in The Gaon of Vilna: The Man and His Image

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223943
eISBN:
9780520925076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223943.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about Rabbi Eliyahu, the son of Shlomo Zalman, known as the Gaon of Vilna. This book provides descriptions of the Gaon written ... More


Ha-Gaon He-Hasid: In His Own Time and for Succeeding Generations

Immanuel Etkes

in The Gaon of Vilna: The Man and His Image

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223943
eISBN:
9780520925076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223943.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes the unusual distinction of the Gaon of Vilna's achievements as a Torah scholar, a distinction that made him a symbol and model of greatness in Torah scholarship in the eyes of ... More


The Vilna Gaon and Haskalah

Immanuel Etkes

in The Gaon of Vilna: The Man and His Image

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223943
eISBN:
9780520925076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223943.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter deals with the myth of the Vilna Gaon as a maskil among both proponents and opponents of Haskalah. It traces this myth as reflected in the historiography of the Haskalah movement and ... More


The Vilna Gaon and the Beginning of the Struggle against Hasidism

Immanuel Etkes

in The Gaon of Vilna: The Man and His Image

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223943
eISBN:
9780520925076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223943.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses various aspects of the controversy between the Hasidism and the Mitnagdim and evaluates the role of Vilna Gaon in the struggle against Hasidism. The findings contradict the ... More


The Vilna Gaon and the Mitnagdim as Seen by the Hasidim

Immanuel Etkes

in The Gaon of Vilna: The Man and His Image

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223943
eISBN:
9780520925076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223943.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines how the persecuted Hasidim regard their persecutor and how did the Hasidic leaders explain to themselves and to their flocks the fact that their chief opponent, Vilna Gaon, was ... More


Rabbi Ḥayyim of Volozhin’s Response to Hasidism

Immanuel Etkes

in The Gaon of Vilna: The Man and His Image

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223943
eISBN:
9780520925076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223943.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the controversy between Mitnagdim and Hasidim focusing on Rabbi H. Hayyim of Volozhin's response to Hasidism. Hayyim waged the struggle against Hasidism in a style entirely ... More


Talmudic Scholarship and the Rabbinate in Lithuanian Jewry during the Nineteenth Century

Immanuel Etkes

in The Gaon of Vilna: The Man and His Image

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223943
eISBN:
9780520925076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223943.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the relations between Torah scholarship and the institution of the rabbinate in nineteenth-century Lithuania. It discusses the apparent contradiction between the ideal of Torah ... More


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