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The Chief Rabbi, the London Beth Din and the Battle for Leadership in the ‘Provinces’

Hannah Holtschneider

in Jewish Orthodoxy in Scotland: Rabbi Dr Salis Daiches and Religious Leadership

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474452595
eISBN:
9781474476553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452595.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Chapter 2 examines the context in which the discussions about religious leadership and the authority of the Chief Rabbi took place in pre-World War I Britain. Centre stage is taken by the Conference ... More


The Office of Chief Rabbi: A Very English Institution

Aubrey Newman

in Religious Change in Europe 1650–1914: Essays for John McManners

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205968
eISBN:
9780191676871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205968.003.0015
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

The existence of a chief rabbinate in Britain was in consequence a particularly Anglo-Jewish institution which developed its own characteristics. One of these was the way in which in many aspects it ... More


Locking Antlers: Hirsch Tassel, Samson Raphael Hirsch, and the Forging of a New Rabbinic Ideal

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/9780804770569.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter discusses the emergence of a new model of rabbinic ideal after the death of Moravian chief rabbi Nehemias Trebitsch. Moravia's rabbis were increasingly viewed as the key to lifting the ... More


Portrait and Ideology

Hannah Holtschneider

in Jewish Orthodoxy in Scotland: Rabbi Dr Salis Daiches and Religious Leadership

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474452595
eISBN:
9781474476553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452595.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter introduces Rabbi Dr Salis Daiches and maps his migration from the Lithuanian part of the Russian Empire to East Prussia, Berlin and then Britain, arriving in Edinburgh in early 1919. His ... More


Hezekiah Shabetai’s Struggle against Deposition in Aleppo

Yaron Harel

in Intrigue and Revolution: Chief Rabbis in Aleppo, Baghdad, and Damascus, 1774-1914

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113874
eISBN:
9781800340237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113874.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes the attempts of the Francos in Aleppo to reassert their separateness from the community in order to exert pressure for the removal of Rabbi Hezekiah Shabetai from his position ... More


Leadership and Communal Administration

Yaron Harel

in Syrian Jewry in Transition, 1840-1880

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113652
eISBN:
9781800340244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113652.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter looks at the institutional structure and functioning of the Syrian Jewish community that was grounded in enduring worldwide patterns dating back to the talmudic period. It touches upon ... More


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


Raphael Solomon Laniado and the Struggle in Aleppo against the Inheritance of the Rabbinate

Yaron Harel

in Intrigue and Revolution: Chief Rabbis in Aleppo, Baghdad, and Damascus, 1774-1914

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113874
eISBN:
9781800340237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113874.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the conflict within Aleppo's Jewish community that ostensibly revolved around the issue of inheritance of rabbinic office but was actually about the authority of the chief ... More


The Saga of Raphael Kassin: From Ḥakham Bashi in Baghdad to Reform Rabbi in Aleppo

Yaron Harel

in Intrigue and Revolution: Chief Rabbis in Aleppo, Baghdad, and Damascus, 1774-1914

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113874
eISBN:
9781800340237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113874.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter analyses the upheaval created by Rabbi Raphael Kassin both in his community of origin, Aleppo, and in Baghdad. Kassin's arrival in Baghdad in 1846 marks the beginning of a new chapter in ... More


Introduction

Yaron Harel

in Intrigue and Revolution: Chief Rabbis in Aleppo, Baghdad, and Damascus 1744–1914

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113874
eISBN:
9781800340237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113874.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the rabbinate, particularly the chief rabbis, in the Jewish communities of the Ottoman Empire. There is a widely held conception that, throughout ... More


 Sharʾabi's School

Pinchas Giller

in Shalom Shar'abi and the Kabbalists of Beit El

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328806
eISBN:
9780199870196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328806.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Beit El “school” consists of a particular lineage of sages, drawn from the Jews of the Orient, from Jerusalem to Aleppo and thence to Baghdad, with contributions from the “sages of Tunis.” ... More


Rabbinic Enlightenment: Mordecai Benet and the Moravian Haskalah, 1789–1829

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/9780804770569.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Mordecai Benet (1753–1829) was a chief rabbi who greatly influenced Jewish matters in Moravia at the end of the eighteenth century. This chapter highlights the role played by Benet in the flourishing ... More


The Man Behind the Legends: The Life of Judah Loew

Byron L. Sherwin

in Mystical Theology and Social Dissent: The Life and Works of Judah Loew of Prague

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100516
eISBN:
9781800340886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100516.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides a biography of Judah Loew. Whether Loew spent his childhood in Posnań or in Prague cannot be determined. It is only with 1553 that there is any certainty where he was and what ... More


Sadkah Houssin’s Struggle for Control over the Baghdad Community

Yaron Harel

in Intrigue and Revolution: Chief Rabbis in Aleppo, Baghdad, and Damascus, 1774-1914

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113874
eISBN:
9781800340237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113874.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the struggle between the nasi (president) of the Jewish community of Baghdad — a figure of the old order who joined with the local Torah scholars in order to create a united ... More


Epilogue

Yaron Harel

in Intrigue and Revolution: Chief Rabbis in Aleppo, Baghdad, and Damascus, 1774-1914

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113874
eISBN:
9781800340237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113874.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This epilogue studies how the Young Turk Revolution further weakened both Jewish autonomy within the Ottoman Empire and, along with growing secularization, the official recognition and legal ... More


Education—Traditional and Modern

Yaron Harel

in Syrian Jewry in Transition, 1840-1880

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113652
eISBN:
9781800340244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113652.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the wealthy elites, including the Francos, that exercised decisive influence within the Jewish communities of Syria in relation to their education and the election of chief ... More


Intrigue and Revolution: Chief Rabbis in Aleppo, Baghdad, and Damascus, 1774-1914

Yaron Harel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113874
eISBN:
9781800340237
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113874.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This is a book of unexpected drama: all eleven chief rabbis appointed in this period of unprecedented change in the Jewish communities of the Fertile Crescent became the subject of controversy and ... More


From Practicality to a New Messianism

Reuven Firestone

in Holy War in Judaism: The Fall and Rise of a Controversial Idea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860302
eISBN:
9780199950621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860302.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

By the third decade of the twentieth century secular Labor Zionism dominated the Zionist Movement and actively engaged in redefining Jewish identity in non-religious, secular nationalist terms. At ... More


National: Jews in Britain – a historical overview

Geoffrey Alderman

in Leeds and its Jewish community: A history

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526123084
eISBN:
9781526144676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526123084.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter provides the national context, tracing the history of Jewry from medieval England to modern Britain. It stresses the importance of immigration, of different sorts in different period and ... More


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