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Title:
Between the yeshiva world and modern orthodoxy : the life and works of Rabbi Jehiel Jacob Weinberg, 1884-1966
Author:
Shapiro, Marc B.
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Publication Information:
London ; Portland, Or. : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 1999.
Physical Description:
viii, 283 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781874774525
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Using previously unpublished material, including private correspondence, Shapiro (Judaic Studies, U. of Scranton, Pennsylvania) discusses the many aspects of the life and thought of Rabbi Weinberg (1884-1966), an important ideologue of modern Orthodoxy. The author focuses on his evolvingphilosophical orientation, from his early years in Poland, his years in Germany, Lithuania, and Poland from WWI through the Nazi era, and his post-war years in Switzerland.


Author Notes

Marc B. Shapiro holds the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Chair in Judaic Studies at the University of Scranton, Pennsylvania. A graduate of Brandeis and Harvard universities, he is also the author of The Limits of Orthodox Theology (2004), published by the Littman Library.


Table of Contents

Note on Transliterationp. x
Note on Sourcesp. xi
List of Abbreviationsp. xi
1 Early Life (1884-1905)p. 1
2 Pilwishki (1906-1913)p. 18
3 The First World War and its Aftermath (1914-1920)p. 51
4 Giessen and Beyond (1920-1932)p. 76
5 Response to the New Nazi Government (1933-1934)p. 110
6 The Nazi Era (1933-1945)p. 135
7 Post-War Years (1946-1966)p. 172
Afterwordp. 222
Appendices
I Lebenslauf--Autobiographical Notep. 224
II Letter to Hitlerp. 225
III Letter from Jacob Rosenheimp. 234
Glossaryp. 236
Bibliographyp. 239
Indexp. 275