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Education and Culture (1881–1914)

in The Jews of Pinsk, 1881 to 1941

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804741583
eISBN:
9780804785020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804741583.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Pinsk, situated on the border between Lithuania and western and southwestern Russia, witnessed the spread of the Hebrew Haskalah with the development of commerce in the city. The rabbis of Pinsk and ... More


Icaromeʾir: Rabbi Meʾir's Babylonian “Life” as Menippean Satire

in Socrates & the Fat Rabbis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226069166
eISBN:
9780226069180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226069180.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The study of Torah is in the imaginaire of the rabbis the functional equivalent of the life of the philosopher in other Hellenistic culture. This has been demonstrated by Michael Satlow, who compares ... More


Three Themes in Sefer Ḥasidim

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: Volume III

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781904113997
eISBN:
9781800851061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113997.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses how R. Yehudah he-Ḥasid's sense of right and justice, what he termed din shamayim (heavenly law), had little in common with halakhic norms; it resembled instead the 'natural ... More


Doubt and Certainty

Yosef Kaplan

in From Christianity to Judaism: Story of Isaac Orobio de Castro

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100608
eISBN:
9781800340350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100608.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter assesses how, in Amsterdam, Rabbi Moses Raphael d'Aguilar became Isaac Orobio de Castro's mentor in Jewish matters. Isaac asked him many questions regarding Jewish law and biblical ... More


‘By the grace of the Almighty’: refugees and the Manchester Yeshiva

Bill Williams

in Jews and Other Foreigners: Manchester and the Rescue of the Victims of European Fascism, 1933-40

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719085499
eISBN:
9781781703311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085499.003.0016
Subject:
History, Social History

Of all the reversals of attitude which followed the changing international situation after March 1938, the most dramatic was that of the Manchester Yeshiva. The admission of refugees contributed to ... More


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