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Hasidism Reappraised$
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Ada Rapoport-Albert

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9781874774204

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781874774204.001.0001

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The Historiography of the Hasidic Immigration to Erets Yisrael

The Historiography of the Hasidic Immigration to Erets Yisrael

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(p.376) Twenty-Three The Historiography of the Hasidic Immigration to Erets Yisrael
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Hasidism Reappraised
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Jacob Barnai

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781874774204.003.0023

This chapter explores the historiography of the hasidic immigration to Erets Yisrael. The first waves of hasidic immigration to Erets Yisrael have attracted the attention both of scholars of hasidism and of historians of the Jewish yishuv in Erets Yisrael. Hasidic scholarship has viewed the subject as an interesting and somewhat obscure chapter in the history of hasidism, while the historians of the yishuv, most of whom were associated with either the Zionist or the Orthodox currents in Jewish historiography, have perceived the hasidic immigration as an important element of the ‘proto-Zionist’ trend which proved the centrality of Erets Yisrael to Diaspora Jews even before Zionism. While the scholars of hasidism have set the issue in the context of the overall history of the hasidic movement, historians of the yishuv, under the impact of various trends within the Zionist movement and orthodox Jewry, have treated it primarily as an ideological issue. The chapter then surveys and evaluates these two distinct traditions in the historiography of the subject.

Keywords:   hasidic immigration, Jewish historiography, Erets Yisrael, hasidism, Jewish yishuv, Zionism, Diaspora Jews, hasidic movement, orthodox Jewry, Zionist movement

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