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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


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


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


Jerzy Tomaszewski: 8 October 1930 — 4 November 2014

Antony Polonsky

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 30: Jewish Education in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764500
eISBN:
9781800343429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764500.003.0027
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides the obituary for Jerzy Tomaszewski, who died on 4 November 2014 at the age of 84 and was one of the principal figures in the revival of the study of the history of the Jews in ... 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 Rebbe and the Rebbetsin

Lamed Shapiro

in The Cross and Other Jewish Stories

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110692
eISBN:
9780300134698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110692.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents the text of Lamed Shapiro's short fiction titled The Rebbe and the Rebbetsin. It explains that the story is about a Jewish couple with the wife claiming to hear angels chanting ... More


The Tarler rebbe of Łódź and his Medical Practice: Towards a History of Hasidic Life in Pre-First World War Poland

Ira Robinson

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/9781874774051.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter looks at the medical works and practice of Rabbi Judah Yudel Rosenberg. In the 1880s, he was for a short time rabbi of the town of Tarlów and he adopted the word as a surname, becoming ... More


Each Generation and Its Maimonides: The Maimonides of Rabbi Aharon Kotler

Menachem Kellner

in Reinventing Maimonides in Contemporary Jewish Thought

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764951
eISBN:
9781800343344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764951.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter analyses the way in which Rabbi Aharon Kotler presented Maimonides' thought. It discusses how Rabbi Kotler played a crucial role in the shaping of the haredi world view in the twentieth ... More


The Maiden of Ludmir: A Jewish Holy Woman and Her World

Nathaniel Deutsch

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231917
eISBN:
9780520927971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231917.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Hannah Rochel Verbermacher, a Hasidic holy woman known as the Maiden of Ludmir, was born in early-nineteenth-century Russia and became famous as the only woman in the three-hundred-year history of ... More


Conclusion: Tracing the Maiden

Nathaniel Deutsch

in The Maiden of Ludmir: A Jewish Holy Woman and Her World

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231917
eISBN:
9780520927971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231917.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter addresses the traces made in writing by the Maiden of Ludmir. Throughout the process of writing, the Maiden has remained an elusive subject. It is tempting to see her as a pioneer in the ... More


False Male and Woman Rebbe?

Nathaniel Deutsch

in The Maiden of Ludmir: A Jewish Holy Woman and Her World

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231917
eISBN:
9780520927971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231917.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter investigates the possibility that instead of merely imitating male behavior in constructing her social and religious identity, the Maiden of Ludmir drew on male and female influences ... 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


Rebbi

Jonathan Boyarin

in Yeshiva Days: Learning on the Lower East Side

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691203997
eISBN:
9780691207698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203997.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explains why the leader of the shiur is almost never addressed as “you,” but rather referred to either as “the Rosh Yeshiva” or as “Rebbi,” a term broadly used in Ashkenazic Jewish ... More


The Second Coming: A Rejoinder

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/9781904113751.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter investigates the argument that whoever the Messiah might be, once he begins his messianic activities, there is no dispute as to the certainty that he sees the process to its completion ... More


The Spectre of Idolatry

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/9781904113751.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses a sentence which appeared in an Israeli publication that moved the discussion of idolatry to centre stage. In Orthodox Jewish circles, there is a widespread genre of leaflets ... 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


Judaism is Changing Before Our Eyes

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/9781904113751.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies how the author published an article in Ha'aretz that aroused a stormy discussion in Israel and the diaspora. The author noted a new rabbinic ruling requiring everyone to believe ... More


Women and the Dialectic of Spirituality in Hasidism

Naftali Loewenthal

in Hasidism Beyond Modernity: Essays in Habad Thought and History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764708
eISBN:
9781800343313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764708.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter concerns the role of women in Hasidism and in Habad, which is considered pivotal in terms of the relation of Hasidism to modernity. It discusses how Hasidism is openly premodern with its ... More


From Ladies’ Auxiliary to Shluchos Network: Women’s Activism in Twentieth-Century Habad

Naftali Loewenthal

in Hasidism Beyond Modernity: Essays in Habad Thought and History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764708
eISBN:
9781800343313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764708.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The previous chapter focused on changes in the education and roles of women in early twentieth-century eastern Europe and on later developments in the West. We considered the women and girls of ... More


The Emergence of a Female Constituency in Twentieth-Century Habad Hasidism: Women In?

Ada Rapoport-Albert

in Hasidic Studies: Essays in History and Gender

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764821
eISBN:
9781800343412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764821.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter refutes the notion that the hasidic movement brought about something of a feminist revolution in Judaism. It mentions S.A. Horodetsky, who first claimed that the hasidic movement endowed ... More


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