Benjamin Brown

difference in emphasis , or, in the terminology of contemporary pragmatics, in salience . 1 As a case study on the use of this method, I have chosen the debate between the Hasidim and the Mitnagdim that raged in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe. These two Jewish movements disagreed vehemently on

Time and Eternity in Jewish Mysticism

That Which is Before and That Which is After

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Edited by Brian Ogren

Time and eternity are concepts that have occupied an important place within Jewish mystical thought. This present volume gives pride of place to these concepts, and is one of the first works to bring together diverse voices on the subject. It offers a multivalent picture of the topic of time and eternity, not only by including contributions from an array of academics who are leaders in their fields, but by proposing six diverse approaches to time and eternity in Jewish mysticism: the theoretical approach to temporality, philosophical definitions, the idea of time and pre-existence, the idea of historical time, the idea of experiential time, and finally, the idea of eternity beyond time. This multivocal treatment of Jewish mysticism and time as based on variant academic approaches is novel, and it should lay the groundwork for further discussion and exploration.

J. Duncan M. Derrett

resistance, by mitnagdim of any age (ARN 1:16), to enthusiasm nominally based on the Torah tempts sceptics to lift the veil. The use of jots and titles (p. 88) deserves scrutiny. No doubt professional NT teachers, who have internalised (if not also interned) that hakham, object to relocating him in the bosom

A. Hilhorst

centuries justify comparative work on him. Public- spirited resistance, by mitnagdim of any age (ARN 1:16), to enthusiasm nominally based on the Torah tempts sceptics to lift the veil. The use of jots and titles (p. 88) deserves scrutiny. No doubt professional NT teachers, who have internalised (if not also

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Jacob Barnai

especially in the State of Israel. Hassidism and the Mitnagdim (its opponents); 23 early Zionism, the Balfour Declaration and British rule in Mandatory Palestine; the Holocaust; the establishment of the State of Israel, and the Six Day War all served as catalysts for extensive literary discussion of

Tamar Ron Marvin

Ibn Adret informed him that “one leading aristocrat who signed the letter of the opposition ( ketav ha-mitnagdim ) 41 regretted giving that signature ( nitḥaret min ha-ḥatimah ha-hiʾ ) and sent his apology to him [Ibn Adret].” 42 Even more interesting is Abba-Mari’s report about Samuel b. Reuben of

Rudolf Klein

, the Hasidim and Mitnagdim (their opponents), refuted the changes. After losing the Austro-Prussian war of 1866, the Habsburgs were forced to grant autonomy to some provinces (Hungarian Crown in 1867; Galicia in 1873), which fostered nationalism, and on the Jewish side with the rise of Jewish

Shaul Magid J.T.S.

Hasidic doctrine cited in Mordecai Willenski's Hasidim u Mitnagdim 2 volumes (Jerusalem, 1970), vol. 1, pp. 187-190. Alan Nadler cites a portion of this epistle in English in The Faith of the Mitnagdim, p. 11. Nadler's incisive study 24 Shaul Magid It is significant to note that Nefesh Ha-Hayyim is

Sarai Brachman Shoup

: "Thc next day he threw the cane away. Why? Because he bought another one, a more springy one. Hc went on like this day after day, all through the years when his son was learning to serve God" (p. 228). Another episode in "The Eighth Gate" portrays the chief Rabbi of Lublin, one of the Mitnagdim, as an