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Messianic Mysticism: Moses Hayim Luzzatto and the Padua School

Isaiah Tishby

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774099
eISBN:
9781800342668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774099.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Moses Hayim Luzzatto (1707–1746) gathered around him an inner circle of devout Jews who shared his belief in the imminent arrival of the messianic age and who privately identified members of their ... More


Who Will Lead Us?: The Story of Five Hasidic Dynasties in America

Samuel C. Heilman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520277236
eISBN:
9780520966482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277236.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This is an account of five contemporary Hasidic dynasties and their complex process of succession. Two dynasties – Munkács and Boyan – describe a situation with too few successors, two – Bobov and ... More


Hasidism and Politics: The Kingdom of Poland, 1815-1864

Marcin Wodzinski

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113737
eISBN:
9781800341012
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113737.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Analysing the political relations between the Kingdom of Poland and the hasidic movement, this book examines plans formulated by the government and by groups close to government circles regarding ... More


Hasidic Studies: Essays in History and Gender

Ada Rapoport-Albert

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764821
eISBN:
9781800343412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764821.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This volume shows the erudition of the author's contribution to rewriting the master-narrative of hasidic history. We now know that eighteenth-century Hasidism evolved in a context of intense ... More


Rebbe, the Messiah, and the Scandal of Orthodox Indifference: With a New Introduction

David Berger

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113751
eISBN:
9781789623352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113751.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The focus of this book is the messianic trend in Lubavitch hasidism. It demonstrates how hasidim who affirm the dead Rebbe's messiahship have abandoned one of Judaism's core beliefs in favour of ... More


On False Messianism, Idolatry, and Lubavitch

David Berger

in Rebbe, the Messiah, and the Scandal of Orthodox Indifference: With a New Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113751
eISBN:
9781789623352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113751.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes how, in the autumn of 1995, the author published an article in Jewish Action, the journal of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, which decried the silence of ... More


The Politics of Tradition: Agudas Yisrael in Poland, 1916–1936: Studies of the Center for Research on the History and Culture of Polish Jews at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Gershon C. Bacon

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/9781874774594.003.0036
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reviews Gershon C. Bacon's The Politics of Tradition. The book is based on Agudas Yisrael, a very important component of both Jewish and gentile political life in Poland before 1939. The ... 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


A Pilgrimage from Bobowa to Bobowa

Adam Bartosz

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 11: Focusing on Aspects and Experiences of Religion

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774051
eISBN:
9781800340688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774051.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter investigates the world of Bobower hasidim. Those hasidim who had survived the Holocaust had taken with them their hasidic spirit, their customs, and their language, and moved to another ... More


Colonization and Diaspora Politics

Jonathan L. Dekel-Chen

in Farming the Red Land: Jewish Agricultural Colonization and Local Soviet Power, 1924-1941

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103311
eISBN:
9780300133929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103311.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The mid-1920s saw Joseph Rosen and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) establish the core of the Jewish colonization project in Soviet Russia, but the entire Jewish community did ... More


Modes of Reading

Ora Wiskind-Elper

in Hasidic Commentary on the Torah

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764128
eISBN:
9781800343405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764128.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the modes relating to Scripture that the Hasidic masters developed. It analyses the masters' sense of metaphor and poetic language, the roles of imagination, cognition, and the ... More


The Jewish Attitude to Usury in the High and Late Middle Ages (1000–1500)

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: v. 1

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113973
eISBN:
9781800341104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113973.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses the Jewish attitude towards usury in the high and late Middle Ages, treating four kinds of data: legal sources (halakhic sources), ethical and philosophical writings, biblical ... More


Abraham Joshua Heschel in Poland: Hasidism Enters Modernity

Edward K. Kaplan

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 13: Focusing on the Holocaust and its Aftermath

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774600
eISBN:
9781800340701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774600.003.0032
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter looks at Abraham Joshua Heschel. Abraham Joshua Heschel emigrated to the United States in 1940, but his first thirty-three years in Europe made him the religious philosopher, biblical ... More


The Rabbinical Council of America Resolution

David Berger

in Rebbe, the Messiah, and the Scandal of Orthodox Indifference: With a New Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113751
eISBN:
9781789623352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113751.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter assesses the author's proposal of a resolution about messianism to the Rabbinical Council of America. The proposal reads as follows: ‘In light of disturbing developments which have ... More


Debating Avodah Zarah

David Berger

in Rebbe, the Messiah, and the Scandal of Orthodox Indifference: With a New Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113751
eISBN:
9781789623352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113751.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the debate on avodah zarah. Within days of the appearance of the author's article, Ha'aretz published a brief response entitled ‘Al tige'u bimeshiḥai’ (literally, ‘Do Not Touch ... More


From Margin to Mainstream: The Consolidation and Expansion of the Messianist Beachhead

David Berger

in Rebbe, the Messiah, and the Scandal of Orthodox Indifference: With a New Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113751
eISBN:
9781789623352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113751.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter highlights the importance of the Chabad community and the nature of its messianic profile. The success of Lubavitch outreach is not surprising at all. Its adherents combine deep ... More


Magic and Miracle-Workers in the Literature of the Haskalah

Immanuel Etkes

in New Perspectives on the Haskalah

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774617
eISBN:
9781800340145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774617.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter evaluates the widespread assumption that the maskilim opposed all forms of superstition, including magic and miracle-working, because they viewed it as a hallmark of hasidism and the ... More


Origins: Controversies over Hasidic Shtiblekh

Marcin Wodziński

in Hasidism and Politics: The Kingdom of Poland, 1815-1864

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113737
eISBN:
9781800341012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113737.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter covers the prominence of the Jewish Question in the political debates of the last years of the Commonwealth, as well as in the later journalism of the Duchy of Warsaw and the Kingdom of ... More


Between Words and Actions

Marcin Wodziński

in Hasidism and Politics: The Kingdom of Poland, 1815-1864

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113737
eISBN:
9781800341012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113737.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter covers the investigation in 1823–4, which revealed the discrepancies between the government's official policy towards hasidim. It analyzes the subsequent investigation that started at ... More


The Hasidim Strike Back: The Development of Hasidic Political Involvement

Marcin Wodziński

in Hasidism and Politics: The Kingdom of Poland, 1815-1864

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113737
eISBN:
9781800341012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113737.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter is devoted in its entirety to an analysis of hasidic political activity as a reaction to the policies directed at Hasidim. It describes the actions of Rabbi Isaac of Warka, the ... More


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