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Men of Silk: The Hasidic Conquest of Polish Jewish Society

Glenn Dynner

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195175226
eISBN:
9780199785148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175226.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Hasidism, a kabbalah-inspired movement founded by Israel Ba'al Shem Tov (c1700-1760), transformed Jewish communities across Eastern and East Central Europe. This book illuminates Hasidism's dramatic ... More


Hasidism in Central Poland, 1754–1830

Glenn Dynner

in Men of Silk: The Hasidic Conquest of Polish Jewish Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195175226
eISBN:
9780199785148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175226.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter highlights the regional distinctiveness of Polish Hasidism and attempts to quantify its regional expansion. Polish Hasidism shared the broader theological and experiential features of ... More


Anatomy of a Hasidic Conquest

Glenn Dynner

in Men of Silk: The Hasidic Conquest of Polish Jewish Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195175226
eISBN:
9780199785148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175226.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter concerns the mechanics of Polish Hasidism's political ascendancy by reconstructing conquests of local institutions at various levels. In the nine case studies, the stages of Hasidic ... More


Warsaw and the Patrons of Polish Hasidism

Glenn Dynner

in Men of Silk: The Hasidic Conquest of Polish Jewish Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195175226
eISBN:
9780199785148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175226.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The successful Hasidic ascendancy of the prior chapter is, in great part, attributable to Polish Hasidism's vast patronage network among the region's Jewish mercantile elite. The chapter commences ... More


Yihus: The Social Composition of Hasidic Leadership

Glenn Dynner

in Men of Silk: The Hasidic Conquest of Polish Jewish Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195175226
eISBN:
9780199785148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175226.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The familial ties between zaddikim and the elite helps define the social profile of Hasidic leadership and discover the root of dynastic tendencies outside of Central Poland. The chapter begins with ... More


Charlatans or “Lovers of Israel”?: Evaluating Hasidic Populism

Glenn Dynner

in Men of Silk: The Hasidic Conquest of Polish Jewish Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195175226
eISBN:
9780199785148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175226.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter evaluates the movement's grassroots appeal through its miracle working enterprises, arguing that Polish zaddikim were neither charlatans, nor were they, technically speaking, “popular” ... More


Sermons, Stories, and Songs: Marketing Hasidism

Glenn Dynner

in Men of Silk: The Hasidic Conquest of Polish Jewish Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195175226
eISBN:
9780199785148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175226.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Hasidic marketing campaigns employed everything from printed sermons and tales to oral tales, songs, and dances. This chapter argues that that these methods were earmarked for specific social groups. ... More


Shalom Shar'abi and the Kabbalists of Beit El

Pinchas Giller

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328806
eISBN:
9780199870196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328806.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book examines the history, teachings, and practices of a school of kabbalists who have flourished in the Middle East for the last two and a half centuries. The Beit El kabbalists center their ... More


 The Kavvanot in Ḥasidism

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/9780195328806.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Beit El is cited in the earliest records of the Hasidic movement, although the kabbalists were culturally and geographically disparate. The founder of Hasidism, the Baʾal Shem Shem Tov, moved among ... More


The Afterlife of Ari Nohem

Yaacob Dweck

in The Scandal of Kabbalah: Leon Modena, Jewish Mysticism, Early Modern Venice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145082
eISBN:
9781400840007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145082.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter traces the circulation of Ari Nohem in manuscript, from its composition through its first appearance in print. The different stages in the reception of Ari Nohem in manuscript offer an ... More


Kabbalah and Scholarship in the Nineteenth Century

Yaacob Dweck

in The Scandal of Kabbalah: Leon Modena, Jewish Mysticism, Early Modern Venice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145082
eISBN:
9781400840007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145082.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reconstructs the competing efforts of a group of scholars in the early nineteenth century, including Isaac Reggio, Solomon Rosenthal, and Julius Fürst, to print the first edition of Ari ... More


A New Period in History

Benjamin Harshav

in Language in Time of Revolution

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079588
eISBN:
9780520912960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079588.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

There are no neat boundaries in history. If one looks at broad movements such as “Zionism,” “Romanticism,” “Futurism,” or “Hasidism,” one sees that they are characterized by a heterogeneous but ... More


Finding the radiance in the text: a Habad hasidic interpretation of the Exodus

Naftali Loewenthal

in Scriptural Exegesis: The Shapes of Culture and the Religious Imagination: Essays in Honour of Michael Fishbane

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199206575
eISBN:
9780191709678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206575.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This chapter describes how transcendently mystical readings can coincide with homiletical and halakhic exegesis in the context of late 18th-century Habad Hasidism. It argues that, for the hasidim, or ... More


Haskalah and Hasidism in the Kingdom of Poland: A History of Conflict

Marcin Wodzinski

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113089
eISBN:
9781800341029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113089.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The conflict between Haskalah and hasidism was one of the most important forces in shaping the world of Polish Jewry for almost two centuries, but our understanding of it has long been dominated by ... More


Rabbis, Rebbes and Other Humanists: The Search for a Usable Past in Modern Yiddish Literature

Ezra Mendelsohn

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XII: Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112030
eISBN:
9780199854608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112030.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses modern Jewish literature in Eastern Europe where the rise of secular forms of Jewish self-expression coincided with the Kulturkampf between Hasidism and Haskalah. It explains ... More


Psychological Theories

Jonathan Garb

in Yearnings of the Soul: Psychological Thought in Modern Kabbalah

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226295800
eISBN:
9780226295947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226295947.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter points at the centrality of psychology in the discourse of two late modern movements: Hasidism (especially the Habad school), and Lithuanian Mussar. In discussing Habad, the model of the ... 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


Jews in Poland and Russia: A Short History

Antony Polonsky

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764395
eISBN:
9781800340763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764395.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

For many centuries Poland and Russia formed the heartland of the Jewish world: right up to the Second World War, the area was home to over 40 per cent of the world's Jews. Yet the history of their ... More


Responsibility: The Shorter Fiction, 1914–1917

Ritchie Robertson

in Kafka: Judaism, Politics, and Literature

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158141
eISBN:
9780191673276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158141.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

World War I broke out when Austria declared war on Serbia on July 28, 1914. Two days earlier, Kafka returned to Prague. Kafka's fantasy of joining the army draws attention to his fascination with ... More


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

François Guesnet, Benjamin Matis, and Antony Polonsky (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781906764739
eISBN:
9781800343306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764739.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

With its five thematic sections covering genres from cantorial to classical to klezmer, this pioneering multi-disciplinary volume presents rich coverage of the work of musicians of Jewish origin in ... More


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