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Rabbi Esriel Hildesheimer: And the Creation of a Modern Jewish Orthodoxy

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The story of modern Orthodox Judaism is usually told only from the perspective of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch. Ellenson’s work, a thorough examination of the life and work of one of Hirsch’s contemporaries, Rabbi Esriel Hildesheimer, reveals another important contributor to the creation of a modern Jewish Orthodoxy during the late 1800s. like Hirsch, Hildesheirmer felt the need to continue certain traditions while at the same time introducing certain innovations to meet the demands of a modern society. This original study of an Orthodox rabbinic leader shows how Hildesheirmer’s flexible and pragmatic approach to these problems continues to be relevant to modern Judaism. The way in which this book draws upon response literature for its comprehension of Hildesheimer makes it a distinctive work in modern Jewish historiography and sociology.

 

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A thorough examination of the life and work of Rabbi Esriel Hildesheimer, an important contributor to the creation of a modern Jewish Orthodoxy during the late 1800s.

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“Ellenson’s work is consistently stimulating and original. In his analysis of the career of one central European rabbi, Ellenson makes a significant contribution not only to the specific history of German Jewish Orthodoxy but to our understanding of modern Orthodoxy as a whole.”—Paula E. Hyman, Lucy Moses Professor of Modern Jewish History, Yale University.

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780817312725
Author:
Ellenson, David
Publisher:
University Alabama Press
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
Judaism - History
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Religious
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Series:
Judaic Studies Series
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Religion » Judaism » History

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A thorough examination of the life and work of Rabbi Esriel Hildesheimer, an important contributor to the creation of a modern Jewish Orthodoxy during the late 1800s.

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