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The Resource The Gaon of Vilna : the man and his image, Immanuel Etkes ; translated by Jeffrey M. Green, (electronic resource)

The Gaon of Vilna : the man and his image, Immanuel Etkes ; translated by Jeffrey M. Green, (electronic resource)

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The Gaon of Vilna : the man and his image
Title
The Gaon of Vilna
Title remainder
the man and his image
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Immanuel Etkes ; translated by Jeffrey M. Green
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  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
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Etkes, I
Dewey number
  • 296.8/32/092
  • B
LC call number
BM755.E6
LC item number
E8513 2002
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Green, Yaacov Jeffrey
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The S. Mark Taper Foundation imprint in Jewish studies
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  • Elijah ben Solomon
  • Elijah ben Solomon
  • Rabbis
  • Hasidism
  • Vilnius (Lithuania)
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A legendary figure in his own lifetime, Rabbi Eliahu ben Shlomo Zalman (1720-1797) was known as the "Gaon of Vilna." He was the acknowledged master of Talmudic studies in the vibrant intellectual center of Vilna, revered throughout Eastern Europe for his learning and his ability to traverse with ease seemingly opposed domains of thought and activity. After his death, the myth that had been woven around him became even more powerful and was expressed in various public images. The formation of these images was influenced as much by the needs and wishes of those who clung to and depended on them as by the actual figure of the Gaon. In this penetrating study, Immanuel Etkes sheds light on aspects of the Vilna Gaon's "real" character and traces several public images of him as they have developed and spread from the early nineteenth century until the present
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The Gaon of Vilna : the man and his image, Immanuel Etkes ; translated by Jeffrey M. Green, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-294) and index
Contents
Ha-Gaon He-Hasid : in his own time and for succeeding generations -- The Vilna Gaon and Haskalah -- The Vilna Gaon and the beginning of the struggle against Hasidism -- The Vilna Gaon and the Mitnagdim as seen by the Hasidim -- Rabbi Hayyim of Volozhin's response to Hasidism -- Talmudic scholarship and the rabbinate in Lithuanian Jewry during the nineteenth century -- Torah and yira in the thought and practice of the Vilna Gaon
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OCM1bookssj0000160712
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unknown
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9780520223943
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(alk. paper)
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2001008254
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000160712
Label
The Gaon of Vilna : the man and his image, Immanuel Etkes ; translated by Jeffrey M. Green, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-294) and index
Contents
Ha-Gaon He-Hasid : in his own time and for succeeding generations -- The Vilna Gaon and Haskalah -- The Vilna Gaon and the beginning of the struggle against Hasidism -- The Vilna Gaon and the Mitnagdim as seen by the Hasidim -- Rabbi Hayyim of Volozhin's response to Hasidism -- Talmudic scholarship and the rabbinate in Lithuanian Jewry during the nineteenth century -- Torah and yira in the thought and practice of the Vilna Gaon
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000160712
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780520223943
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001008254
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000160712

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