The Gaon of Vilna: The Man and His Image

The Gaon of Vilna: The Man and His Image

by Immanuel Etkes, I. Etkes
     
 


"A pathbreaking book in Jewish Studies. Etkes is careful to separate the man himself from the mythic role he later came to occupy in the modern Jewish landscape. This emphasis upon 'image,' and not only upon the 'man,' gives the Etkes volume a unique and broad flavor."—David Ellenson, author of Between Tradition and Culture

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"A pathbreaking book in Jewish Studies. Etkes is careful to separate the man himself from the mythic role he later came to occupy in the modern Jewish landscape. This emphasis upon 'image,' and not only upon the 'man,' gives the Etkes volume a unique and broad flavor."—David Ellenson, author of Between Tradition and Culture

"Etkes probes the image and reception of the Vilna Gaon in the movements he spawned (Haskalah) and opposed (Hasidism) and provides a sophisticated sense of the dynamism and power of historical images in forging battle lines in the highly fractious world of nineteenth-century Eastern European Jewish culture."—David N. Myers, author of Re-Inventing the Jewish Past

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520223943
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/30/2002
Series:
S. Mark Taper Foundation Book in Jewish
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)
Lexile:
1460L (what's this?)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Ha-Gaon He-Hasid: In His Own Time and for Succeeding Generations
2. The Vilna Gaon and Haskalah
3. The Vilna Gaon and the Beginning of the Struggle against Hasidism
4. The Vilna Gaon and the Mitnagdim as Seen by the Hasidim
5. Rabbi Hayyim of Volozhin's Response to Hasidism
6. Talmudic Scholarship and the Rabbinate in Lithuanian Jewry during the Nineteenth Century
7. Torah and Yira in the Thought and Practice of the Vilna Gaon
Notes
Glossary
Index

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