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Lithuanian yeshivas of the nineteenth century : creating a tradition of learning

Author: Shaul Stampfer; Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz; Littman Library of Jewish Civilization.
Publisher: Oxford ; Portland : The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2015.
Series: The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback reprintedView all editions and formats

This is the first systematic study of the Lithuanian yeshivas that flourished from 1802 to 1914 and whose legacy still dominates orthodox Jewish society.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shaul Stampfer; Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz; Littman Library of Jewish Civilization.
ISBN: 9781906764609 1906764603 9781874774792 187477479X
OCLC Number: 982576712
Language Note: Tekst tł. z jęz. hebr.
Description: XII, [4], 416 s. ; 24 cm.
Contents: IntroductionPart I The Volozhin Yeshiva1 The Beginnings of the Volozhin YeshivaR. Hayim of Volozhin * The Foundation of the Volozhin Yeshiva * The Establishment of the Yeshiva in Volozhin * Setting Up the Yeshiva and Organizing Financial Support * Curriculum and Students * Areas of Study * The Position of the Rosh Yeshiva * Yeshivas Modelled on Volozhin2 The Beginning of the Yeshiva - Succession, Conflicts, and ChangeR. Yitshak of Volozhin as Rosh Yeshiva * Change and Continuity at the Yeshiva * The Role of the Yeshiva in Society * R. Eliezer Fried as successor to R. Yitshak * R. Naftali Berlin and the Question of Authority at the Yeshiva * The Conflict with R. Yehoshua Heschel Levin * The Conflict with R. Yosef Dov Soloveitchik * The Restoration of Order to the Staff and the Yeshiva3 The Yeshiva as a Place of StudyThe Yeshiva as a Torah Study Centre * The Framework of Study * The Yeshiva Staff and their Functions * The Yeshiva's Functions4 The Yeshiva AdministrationSupervision of Studies and Examinations * The Shiur and Student Participation * The Importance of the New Mode of Study * Staff-Student Relations: Financial Support and Discipline * The Status of the Yeshiva in the Jewish World5 Students at the Volozhin YeshivaThe Decision to Study at the Yeshiva * Admission to the Yeshiva * Absorption at the Yeshiva * Integration at the Yeshiva * Student Activity and the Yeshiva's Response * The Individual Student and the Yeshiva * Students and the Local Community6 Life at the Volozhin YeshivaDaily Routine * Study Arrangements * The Yeshiva Year * Sabbaths and Festivals * Extra-Curricular Activity * The Haskalah: Interest among Students* The Haskalah: The Yeshiva's Response * Leisure Activities7 The Final Years of the Volozhin YeshivaCharity and Aid Associations * Zionist Organizations * Other Associations * Student Newspapers * Political Activity at the Yeshiva * The Financial State of the Yeshiva in its Final Years8 The Closure of the Volozhin YeshivaRelations between the Yeshiva and the Authorities * Secular Studies at the Yeshiva * Background to the Controversy over the Successor to R. Berlin * The Struggle over the Succession * The Factors in the Closure of the Yeshiva * Appendix to Chapter 8: Official Documents about the Volozhin YeshivaPart II Slobodka, Telz, and the Kolel9 The Slobodka YeshivaThe Musar Movement * R. Yisrael Salanter * The Slobodka Yeshiva * The Yeshiva's Students * Talmud Study at the 'Musar Yeshiva' * Internal Problems and External Expansion * Controversy and Conflict at the Yeshiva10 The Telz YeshivaThe Foundation of the Yeshiva * R. Eliezer Gordon * The Aims of the Yeshiva * Study at the Yeshiva * Admission of Students * Basic Support for the Yeshiva Students * Conflicts at the Yeshiva * Factors in the Disruptions at the Yeshiva * R. Eliezer Gordon's Attitude towards the Haskalah and Zionism * R. Gordon's Confrontation with the Social Crisis11 The Kolel Haperushim of Kovno and the 'Kolel' InstitutionThe Foundation of the Kolel and its Early History * The Kolel's Mode of Operation * Opposition and Conflicts * The Kolel of BrodskyConclusionBibliographyIndex
Series Title: The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization.
Other Titles: Yeshivah ha-Lita'it be-hithavutah
Responsibility: Shaul Stampfer ; translated by Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz.


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