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Yeshiva Days: Learning on the Lower East Side

Jonathan Boyarin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691203997
eISBN:
9780691207698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203997.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

New York City's Lower East Side has witnessed a severe decline in its Jewish population in recent decades, yet every morning in the big room of the city's oldest yeshiva, students still gather to ... More


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


Ben-Zion Gold: 26 July 1923—20 April 2016

Antony Polonsky

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 31: Poland and Hungary: Jewish Realities Compared

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764715
eISBN:
9781800343368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764715.003.0028
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides an obituary for Ben-Zion Gold, a long-time member of the Board of the American Association of Polish Jewish Studies and was director of Harvard Hillel from 1958 until he retired ... 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


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


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 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


A Story within a Story: The First Russian-Language Jewish History Textbooks, 1880—1900

Vassili Schedrin

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/9781906764500.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter talks about Simon Dubnow, who is considered the father of east European Jewish historical writing and known to be deeply committed to his children's education. It cites textbooks that ... More


Introduction

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/9780691203997.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter studies the rabbinic texts among other adult male Jews who are members of the kollel (full-time adult study corps) at Mesivtha Tifereth Jerusalem (MTJ). It introduces the ... More


The Big Room

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/9780691203997.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes the rooms where all Mesivtha Tifereth Jerusalem (MTJ) activities took place. It specifically mentions the smaller room, the library, wherein plenty of books on the walls of the ... More


The Neighborhood, the City, and Beyond

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/9780691203997.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The chapter presents a short biography and the shiur of the Rosh Yeshiva. It introduces the people who came to the Lower East Side, and the people who were born in the area, which created a network ... More


By Myself and with Others

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/9780691203997.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents the author's own routine of studying at Mesivtha Tifereth Jerusalem (MTJ). Almost anyone with extensive experience studying at other yeshivas would find the patterns at MTJ less ... More


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