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The Birth of Conservative Judaism: Solomon Schechter's Disciples and the Creation of an American Religious Movement

Michael Cohen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156356
eISBN:
9780231526777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156356.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Solomon Schechter (1847–1915), the charismatic leader of New York's Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), came to America in 1902 intent on revitalizing traditional Judaism. While he advocated a return ... More


Must a Jew Believe Anything?

Menachem Kellner

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774495
eISBN:
9781800340398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774495.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The crucial question for today's Jewish world is not whether Jews will have Jewish grandchildren, but how many different sorts of mutually exclusive Judaisms those grandchildren will face. This book ... More


Introduction the ‘Jacobs Affair’

Louis Jacobs

in Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774587
eISBN:
9781800340305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774587.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter introduces traditional Judaism that can be compatible with the findings of modern research on how the Jewish religion has come to be. Many religious Jews still hold fast to belief in the ... More


Jewish Culture (1550–1650)

Jonathan Israel

in European Jewry in the Age of Mercantilism, 1550-1750

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774426
eISBN:
9781800340282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774426.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter details the radical transformation of Jewish culture which occurred during the middle decades of the sixteenth century. Whereas medieval and Renaissance Italian Jewish intellectual life ... More


The Emergence of the Medieval Jewish Physician

John M. Efron

in Medicine and the German Jews: A History

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083774
eISBN:
9780300133592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083774.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explains why the medical profession was popular among the Jews—physician-rabbis were highly visible figures on the Jewish social landscape from the medieval period until the eighteenth ... More


The Chequered Career of ‘Jew’ King

Todd M. Endelman

in Broadening Jewish History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113010
eISBN:
9781800342606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113010.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes Georgian London, which offered exceptional opportunities for advancement to ambitious Jews who had shed the discipline of traditional Judaism. It explores the Jewish community ... More


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

Shaul Stampfer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774792
eISBN:
9781800341128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774792.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

One of the key ways in which the traditional Jewish world of eastern Europe responded to the challenges of modernity in the nineteenth century was to change the system for educating young men so as ... More


The Jewish Blogosphere and the Heretical Counterpublic

Ayala Fader

in Hidden Heretics: Jewish Doubt in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691169903
eISBN:
9780691201481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169903.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter ethnographically traces the contemporary crisis of authority to the Jewish blogosphere or “Jblogosphere” in the mid-2000s, which created an alternative, anonymous heretical public both ... More


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