The Gaon Of Vilna

Author: I. Etkes
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"As a full-length study in English of a tremendously influential teacher, his times, and his legacy, The Gaon of Vilna will be welcomed by all students of Eastern European Jewish history; of Orthodoxy, Hasidism, and rabbinic scholarship; and of comparative religion."--BOOK JACKET.

The Secret Doctrine Of The Gaon Of Vilna

Author: Joel David Bakst
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ISBN: 9780615202761
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This work reveals the ancient yet futuristic imperative behind the unexpected confluence between Kabbalah and science that was prophesized to begin in the year 1840 and onward. This prediction, first revealed in the 13th century Zohar, necessitates the "reunion" of the kabbalistic "wisdom from above" together with the technological "wisdom from below" in order to stimulate global redemption into the Messianic Age and beyond. This mystical doctrine is based upon the teachings of the Gaon of Vilna drawn from his writings and especially from the 200 year old hidden book Kol HaTor - The Call of the Turtledove - kept secret and only published in 1968. The Secret Doctrine of the Gaon of Vilna is the first ever extensive and coherent presentation of the esoteric Kabbalah school of Rabbi Eliyahu ben Shlomo Zalman, considered among the greatest Torah sages and mystics of the last several centuries.

The Gaon Of Vilna And His Messianic Vision

Author: Arie Morgenstern
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ISBN: 9652295663
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In 1990 a document was discovered in Poland, according to which the Gaon of Vilna (1720 1797) stopped in Amsterdam on his way to Erez Israel. Research based on this astonishing find, detailed in this book, brought about a chain of dramatic discoveries that fundamentally altered our knowledge of the historic figure of the Gaon of Vilna. One such discovery reveals that the journey to Erez Israel transpired in the year 1778, three years prior to 1781 the year set as the end time by the kabbalists of that generation, including the Gaon of Vilna himself. This book demonstrates that the Gaon of Vilna traveled to Erez Israel in order to compose a new Shulh an arukh, a final halakhic code that would bring an end to halakhic disputes within the Jewish people. In this way he hoped to ensure the Messiah s arrival in the year 1781. Mysteriously, the Gaon of Vilna abandoned his dream, reporting that Heaven had prevented him. By following in the Gaon s footsteps, The Gaon of Vilna and His Messianic Vision uncovers the cause of his aborted journey and the revolutionary approach to redemption that the Gaon subsequently developed.

The Hasidic Movement And The Gaon Of Vilna

Author: Elijah Judah Schochet
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The reasons Hasidism was challenged are of value not only vis-a-vis historical curiosity but in terms of the nature of traditional Judaism, its religious priorities, and the perceived dangers inherent in the hasidic style of rabbinic leadership

Rabbi Elijah 1720 1797 The Gaon Of Vilna And His Cousinhood

Author: Neil Rosenstein
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Eliyahu S Branches

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"After decades of research, a noted Israeli genealogist has produced a book about the Vilna Gaon that contains a rare portrait of the illustrious 18th-century Eastern European sage, a discussion of his substantial influence on the Jewish world and a thoroughly-documented family tree listing more than 20,000 descendants of the rabbi and his siblings ... Besides exploring the life and times of the Vilna Gaon, the 704-page book identifies, provides documentation for more than 20,000 descendants of the Vilna Gaon and his siblings. There is an index listing all persons in the book. The Gaon's descendants seem as diverse as the Jewish people itself, Freedman said. Some descendants were prominent rabbis and academicians. Some were involved in a rare agricultural settlement experiment in Russia, while others variously served in the American Civil War and emigrated to places like England and Australia well before the mass migrations of the 1880s.

Secret Doctrine Of The Gaon Of Vilna The Josephic Messiah Leviathan Metatron And The Sacred Serpent

Author: Joel David Bakst
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This work, Volume II of The Secret Doctrine of the Gaon of Vilna, introduces the reader to the virtually unknown Kabbalah School of the Gaon of Vilna. This cosmology incorporates an ancient prophesy mandating a messianic interface between Kabbalah and science. The reader is taken on an exploration of the most challenging "secrets of secrets" to be found from among the entire corpus of the kabbalistic teachings of the Jewish sages: the secret mission of Mashiach ben Yoseph (the Josephic Messiah) and the Twin Messiahs, the cosmic drama of the Sacred Serpent and its role in accelerating technology, the Feast of Leviathan and its higher dimensional “flesh”, and Metatron — Prince of the Presence — the ultimate key to unlocking the Gaon's Kabbalah system, specifically the doctrine of Kol HaTor, and for that matter, the entire Torah and the cosmos.

The Gaon Of Vilna And His Messianic Vision

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In 1990 a document was discovered in Poland, according to which the Gaon of Vilna (1720 1797) stopped in Amsterdam on his way to Erez Israel. Research based on this astonishing find, detailed in this book, brought about a chain of dramatic discoveries that fundamentally altered our knowledge of the historic figure of the Gaon of Vilna. One such discovery reveals that the journey to Erez Israel transpired in the year 1778, three years prior to 1781 the year set as the end time by the kabbalists of that generation, including the Gaon of Vilna himself. This book demonstrates that the Gaon of V.

The Vilna Gaon Views Life Even Sheleimah

Author: Elijah ben Solomon
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Hasidism

Author: David Biale
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691175152
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The first comprehensive history of the pietistic movement that shaped modern Judaism This is the first comprehensive history of the pietistic movement that shaped modern Judaism. The book’s unique blend of intellectual, religious, and social history offers perspectives on the movement’s leaders as well as its followers, and demonstrates that, far from being a throwback to the Middle Ages, Hasidism is a product of modernity that forged its identity as a radical alternative to the secular world. Hasidism originated in southeastern Poland, in mystical circles centered on the figure of Israel Ba'al Shem Tov, but it was only after his death in 1760 that a movement began to spread. Challenging the notion that Hasidism ceased to be a creative movement after the eighteenth century, this book argues that its first golden age was in the nineteenth century, when it conquered new territory, won a mass following, and became a mainstay of Jewish Orthodoxy. World War I, the Russian Revolution, and the Holocaust decimated eastern European Hasidism. But following World War II, the movement enjoyed a second golden age, growing exponentially. Today, it is witnessing a remarkable renaissance in Israel, the United States, and other countries around the world. Written by an international team of scholars, Hasidism is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand this vibrant and influential modern Jewish movement.

The Story Of The Vilna Gaon

Author: Leonard Oschry
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Elijah Of Vilna And The Making Of Modern Rabbinic Judaism

Author: Eliyahu Stern
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The Genius

Author: Eliyahu Stern
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300179308
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Elijah ben Solomon, the "Genius of Vilna,” was perhaps the best-known and most understudied figure in modern Jewish history. This book offers a new narrative of Jewish modernity based on Elijah's life and influence. While the experience of Jews in modernity has often been described as a process of Western European secularization—with Jews becoming citizens of Western nation-states, congregants of reformed synagogues, and assimilated members of society—Stern uses Elijah’s story to highlight a different theory of modernization for European life. Religious movements such as Hasidism and anti-secular institutions such as the yeshiva emerged from the same democratization of knowledge and privatization of religion that gave rise to secular and universal movements and institutions. Claimed by traditionalists, enlighteners, Zionists, and the Orthodox, Elijah’s genius and its afterlife capture an all-embracing interpretation of the modern Jewish experience. Through the story of the “Vilna Gaon,” Stern presents a new model for understanding modern Jewish history and more generally the place of traditionalism and religious radicalism in modern Western life and thought.

The Vilna Gaon

Author: Betzalel Landau
Editor: Mesorah Publications, Limited
ISBN: 9780899064413
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The inspiring life-story of the Vilna Gaon. Adapted by Yonason Rosenblum from Betzalel Landau's Hebrew, HaGaon HaChassid MiVilna.

Becoming Judy Chicago

Author: Gail Levin
Editor: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520300068
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Born to Jewish radical parents in Chicago in 1939, Judy Cohen grew up to be Judy Chicago—one of the most daring and controversial artists of her generation. Her works, once disparaged and misunderstood by the critics, have become icons of the feminist movement, earning her a place among the most influential artists of her time. In Becoming Judy Chicago, Gail Levin gives us a biography of uncommon intimacy and depth, revealing the artist as a person and a woman of extraordinary energy and purpose. Drawing upon Chicago’s personal letters and diaries, her published and unpublished writings, and more than 250 interviews with her friends, family, admirers, and critics, Levin presents a richly detailed and moving chronicle of the artist’s unique journey from obscurity to fame, including the story of how she found her audience outside of the art establishment. Chicago revolutionized the way we view art made by and for women and fundamentally changed our understanding of women’s contributions to art and to society. Influential and bold, The Dinner Party has become a cultural monument. Becoming Judy Chicago tells the story of a great artist, a leader of the women’s movement, a tireless crusader for equal rights, and a complicated, vital woman who dared to express her own sexuality in her art and demand recognition from a male-dominated culture.

Historical Atlas Of Hasidism

Author: Marcin Wodziński
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691174016
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The first cartographic reference book on one of today’s most important religious movements Historical Atlas of Hasidism is the very first cartographic reference book on one of the modern era's most vibrant and important mystical movements. Featuring seventy-four large-format maps and a wealth of illustrations, charts, and tables, this one-of-a-kind atlas charts Hasidism's emergence and expansion; its dynasties, courts, and prayer houses; its spread to the New World; the crisis of the two world wars and the Holocaust; and Hasidism's remarkable postwar rebirth. Historical Atlas of Hasidism demonstrates how geography has influenced not only the social organization of Hasidism but also its spiritual life, types of religious leadership, and cultural articulation. It focuses not only on Hasidic leaders but also on their thousands of followers living far from Hasidic centers. It examines Hasidism in its historical entirety, from its beginnings in the eighteenth century until today, and draws on extensive GIS-processed databases of historical and contemporary records to present the most complete picture yet of this thriving and diverse religious movement. Historical Atlas of Hasidism is visually stunning and easy to use, a magnificent resource for anyone seeking to understand Hasidism's spatial and spiritual dimensions, or indeed anybody interested in geographies of religious movements past and present. Provides the first cartographic interpretation of Hasidism Features seventy-four maps and numerous illustrations Covers Hasidism in its historical entirety, from its eighteenth-century origins to today Charts Hasidism's emergence and expansion, courts and prayer houses, modern resurgence, and much more Offers the first in-depth analysis of Hasidism's egalitarian—not elitist—dimensions Draws on extensive GIS-processed databases of historical and contemporary records

The Vilna Gaon

Author: Yaacov Dovid Shulman
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Jewish Action

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Jewish Law

Author: Menachem Elon
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Encyclopedia Of Religion

Author: Lindsay Jones
Editor: MacMillan Reference Library
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Among Library Journal's picks of the most important reference works of the millennium - with the Encyclopedia Judaica and the New Catholic Encyclopedia - Mircea Eliade's Encyclopedia of Religion won the American Library Associations' Dartmouth Medal in 1988 and is widely regarded as the standard reference work in the field. This second edition, which is intended to reflect both changes in academia and in the world since 1987, includes almost all of the 2,750 original entries - many heavily updated - as well as approximately 600 entirely new articles. Preserving the best of Eliade's cross-cultural approach, while emphasizing religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture, this new edition is the definitive work in the field for the 21st century. An international team of scholars and contributors have reviewed, revised and added to every word of the classic work, making it relevant to the questions and interests of all researchers. The result is an essential purchase for libraries of all kinds.