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A Rebel against the Past, A Revealer of Secrets: Salomon Rubin and the East European Maskilic Spinoza

Daniel B. Schwartz

in The First Modern Jew: Spinoza and the History of an Image

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142913
eISBN:
9781400842261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142913.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter traces the migration of Spinoza's Jewish reception eastward into the Hebrew Enlightenment of Central and Eastern Europe, concentrating on the writings of the Galician-born maskil (or ... More


Towards a Historical Definition of the Haskalah

Shmuel Feiner

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/9781874774617.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies the long historiographic tradition in search of a definition of the Haskalah. It suggests reducing the historical parameters of the Jewish Enlightenment so that it can be ... 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


Portrait of the Maskil as a Young Man

Shmuel Werses

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/9781874774617.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses how the intellectual passage from the culture of Torah scholars to the new world of the Haskalah was one of the fundamental experiences of the maskil. It reconstructs the ... More


The Manipulation of History in Nineteenth-Century Galicia

Shmuel Feiner

in Haskalah and History: The Emergence of a Modern Jewish Historical Consciousness

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774433
eISBN:
9781800340138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774433.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the Galician Haskalah, which may be viewed as one segment of a Haskalah network that encompassed the maskilim of the entire Austrian empire. In their development and activity, ... More


‘A girl! He ought to be whipped’ The Hasid as Homo Ludens

David Assaf

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 33: Jewish Religious Life in Poland since 1750

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781906764753
eISBN:
9781800852044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764753.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter begins with a well-known account of the visit by Salomon Maimon to the court of the Magid Dov Ber of Mezritsh. It notes that Maimon visited Mezritsh at the end of the 1760s, when he was ... More


The Social Organization of Secrecy

Michael E. Stone

in Secret Groups in Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190842383
eISBN:
9780190842413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190842383.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In this chapter we study the mysteries and secrecy in Greco–Roman antiquity. The cults of Mithras and Isis as mysteries and revelations to their initiates, as well as the “Mithras Liturgy” and ... More


Initiation and Graded Revelation

Michael E. Stone

in Secret Groups in Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190842383
eISBN:
9780190842413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190842383.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Initiation procedures were determined by the need to maintain secrecy, and this led to repeated testing of new members, gradual admission, and gradual teaching of secrets. Annual reassessment was ... More


The Hodayot and the Formative Process of Performing Scripture

Judith H. Newman

in Before the Bible: The Liturgical Body and the Formation of Scriptures in early Judaism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190212216
eISBN:
9780190212230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190212216.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter evaluates the Qumran Hodayot (Thanksgiving Hymns) in the manuscript 1QHa. Although the poems never entered anyone’s Bible, they nonetheless exhibit many of the dynamics seen in other ... More


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