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Introduction

Jonathan Boyarin

in The Ethnography of Reading

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079557
eISBN:
9780520913431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079557.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

People are now coming to recognize a more complex interplay of different forms of human communication, from lullabies to hypertext and beyond. This book notes that the question of causality will not ... 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


Dormitory and Yeshiva in Eastern Europe

Shaul Stampfer

in Families, Rabbis and Education: Essays on Traditional Jewish Society in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774853
eISBN:
9781800340909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774853.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the establishment of dormitories in many Jewish educational institutions, especially in yeshivas, which is a new phenomenon — created to answer new needs in Jewish education. ... More


Hasidic Yeshivas in Interwar Poland

Shaul Stampfer

in Families, Rabbis and Education: Essays on Traditional Jewish Society in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774853
eISBN:
9781800340909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774853.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses hasidic yeshivas in interwar Poland. The distinction between hasidim and mitnagedim with regard to yeshivas disappeared in Poland between the First and Second World wars, when ... More


The Last Years 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/9781874774792.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter deals with the final developments of the Volozhin yeshiva. By the 1880s and 1890s, the Volozhin yeshiva found itself in difficult circumstances. Its finances were catastrophic, its ... More


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


The Telz 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/9781874774792.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter takes a look at a third type of yeshiva — the Telz yeshiva. This yeshiva was a reaction to the perceived disintegration of traditional society and the decline in Torah study, but with no ... More


Conclusion

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/9781874774792.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This concluding chapter examines changes to the role of yeshiva in Jewish society as well as several developments to yeshiva history after the nineteenth century. By the end of the nineteenth ... More


Rabbi Ḥayyim of Volozhin’s Response to Hasidism

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/9780520223943.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the controversy between Mitnagdim and Hasidim focusing on Rabbi H. Hayyim of Volozhin's response to Hasidism. Hayyim waged the struggle against Hasidism in a style entirely ... More


Moving Beyond Racial Fortuity

Derrick Bell

in Silent Covenants: Brown v. Board of Education and the Unfulfilled Hopes for Racial Reform

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195172720
eISBN:
9780197562345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195172720.003.0019
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Agospel Song Asks: “What do you do when you’ve done all you can and it feels like it’s never enough?” The answer, “Just stand,” seems so passive, but as interpreted by ... More


Retrenchment—What the Managers Are Doing

Paul Lauter

in Canons and Contexts

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195055931
eISBN:
9780197560228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195055931.003.0014
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

When part of this article was first written in 1974, large-scale retrenchment of college faculty was a relatively new phenomenon. To be sure, there had ... More


Speak no evil: Manchester Jewry and refugees, 1933–1937

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/9780719085499.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

Refugee academics and industrialists, trainees supported by Isidore Apfelbaum's ‘private’ operation, German domestic servants placed by the Ladies Lodge of B'nai Brith, the two or three foreign ... 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


What Must Be Done?

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/9781904113751.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter proposes some solutions to the fundamental transformation of Judaism. The most important principle is that no messianist should be treated as an Orthodox rabbi or functionary in good ... More


Życiorys Własny Przestẹpcy

Urke Nachalnik

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 16: Focusing on Jewish Popular Culture and Its Afterlife

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774730
eISBN:
9781800340732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774730.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents some excerpts from Urke Nachalnik's Życiorys Własny przestępcy (The Autobiography of a Criminal), which was published in 1933. Nachalnik begins his autobiography by describing ... More


A Jewish Life on Three Continents: The Memoir of Menachem Mendel Frieden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804783637
eISBN:
9780804786201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783637.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This memoir of Menachem Mendel Frieden, translated from the original Hebrew, edited, and annotated by his historian grandson, recounts the history of the author’s family back several generations and ... More


‘A New Kind of Woman’: Bais Yaakov as Traditionalist Revolution

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/9781906764692.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter evaluates the character of Bais Yaakov as a ‘revolution in the name of tradition’. The revolution that was Bais Yaakov was not limited to the direct participants in the movement, but ... More


The Genius

Eliyahu Stern

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300179309
eISBN:
9780300183221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179309.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Elijah ben Solomon, the “Genius of Vilna,” was perhaps the best-known and most understudied figure in modern Jewish history. This book offers a new narrative of Jewish modernity based on Elijah's ... More


Introduction

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/9781874774792.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter describes the unique aspects of the yeshivas of nineteenth-century Lithuania. These yeshivas represented a major attempt on the part of traditional Jewry to cope with the ... More


Origins and Early Years 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/9781874774792.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter takes a look at how the small town of Volozhin became one of the focal points of the Lithuanian Jewish world because of the yeshiva that was established there. The yeshiva of Volozhin ... More


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