A Kabbalist in Montreal : : The Life and Times of Rabbi Yudel Rosenberg / / Ira Robinson.

This book illuminates important issues faced by Orthodox Judaism in the modern era by relating the life and times of Rabbi Yudel Rosenberg (1859–1935). In presenting Yudel Rosenberg’s rabbinic activities, this book aims to show that Jewish Orthodoxy could serve as an agent of modernity no less than...

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Superior document:Title is part of eBook package: De Gruyter Academic Studies Press Complete eBook-Package 2020
Place / Publishing House:Boston, MA : : Academic Studies Press, , [2021]
Year of Publication:2021
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Physical Description:1 online resource (314 p.)
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Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Abbreviations
  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction: Rabbi Yudel Rosenberg and the Paradigms of Jewish Modernity
  • 2. On a Spiderweb Foundation: Yudel Rosenberg’s Life in Small-Town Poland (1859–1889)
  • 3. A Rabbi and Rebbe in Urban Poland (1890–1913)
  • 4. “Allright! It’s America!”: A Rabbi in Toronto (1913–1918)
  • 5. “The Rabbis Are for the Dollar”: Rabbi Yudel Rosenberg and the Kosher Meat Wars of Montreal (1919–1935)
  • 6. “Better to Be in Gehinnom”: Yudel Rosenberg’s Halakhic Voice
  • 7. A “Folk Author”: Yudel Rosenberg as Storyteller
  • 8. “Almost Alone”: Yudel Rosenberg as Preacher
  • 9. Magic, Science, and Healing
  • 10. “Those Who Understand Kabbala Are Extremely Rare in Our Generation”: Yudel Rosenberg as Kabbalist
  • 11. What Is Rabbi Yudel Rosenberg’s Legacy?
  • A Chronological Bibliography of the Writings of Rabbi Yehuda Yudel Rosenberg
  • General Bibliography
  • Index