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The Closure of the Volozhin Yeshiva

Shaul Stampfer

in Lithuanian Yeshivas of the Nineteenth Century: Creating a Tradition of Learning

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774792
eISBN:
9781800341128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774792.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter analyses the developments that brought about the Volozhin yeshiva's closure. It reveals surprising conclusions that illuminate both the yeshiva's internal politics in the late nineteenth ... More


Conclusion

Phil Zuckerman, Luke W. Galen, and Frank L. Pasquale

in The Nonreligious: Understanding Secular People and Societies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199924950
eISBN:
9780199393350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199924950.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The conclusion summarizes key findings discussed in earlier chapters: the number of secular people in the world has increased; highly secular societies tend to be societally healthy and successful; ... More


The Study of Secularity and the Nonreligious

Phil Zuckerman, Luke W. Galen, and Frank L. Pasquale

in The Nonreligious: Understanding Secular People and Societies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199924950
eISBN:
9780199393350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199924950.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Despite voluminous study of religion, there has been very little direct research focusing on secular or nonreligious people and social forms. The idea of a social science of secularity or nonreligion ... More


Between the Yeshiva World and Modern Orthodoxy: The Life and Works of Rabbi Jehiel Jacob Weinberg, 1884-1966

Marc B. Shapiro

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774525
eISBN:
9781800340855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774525.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The span of Rabbi Jehiel Jacob Weinberg's life (1884–1966) illuminates the religious and intellectual dilemmas that traditional Jewry has faced over the past century. Rabbi Weinberg became a central ... More


Introduction: Building on Jonathan Z. Smith

Sam Gill

in The Proper Study of Religion: After Jonathan Z. Smith

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197527221
eISBN:
9780197527252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197527221.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The author’s relationship with Smith spanned fifty years, a period also correlating almost exactly with the study of religion developing in secular universities in the United States. This essay ... More


Introduction

Phil Zuckerman, Luke W. Galen, and Frank L. Pasquale

in The Nonreligious: Understanding Secular People and Societies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199924950
eISBN:
9780199393350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199924950.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

More and more Americans are dropping out of religion; between 20 and 30 percent of Americans now claim to have no religious affiliation. Rates of atheism and agnosticism are at all-time highs. This ... More


With Perseverance and Faith From Kraków to New York

Naomi Seidman

in Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov Movement: A Revolution in the Name of Tradition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764692
eISBN:
9781800343351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764692.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter traces the beginnings of Bais Yaakov on American soil. The Bais Yaakov seminary in New York began quietly, exactly as had happened in Kraków. But the words of instruction were like a ... More


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