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Between the Yeshiva World and Modern Orthodoxy – The Life and Works of Rabbi Jehiel Jacob Weinberg, 1884-1966 - Liverpool Scholarship Online
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Between the Yeshiva World and Modern Orthodoxy: The Life and Works of Rabbi Jehiel Jacob Weinberg, 1884-1966

Marc B. Shapiro


The span of Rabbi Jehiel Jacob Weinberg's life (1884–1966) illuminates the religious and intellectual dilemmas that traditional Jewry has faced over the past century. Rabbi Weinberg became a central ideologue of modern Orthodoxy because of his positive attitude to secular studies and Zionism and his willingness to respond to social change in interpreting the halakhah. But Weinberg was an unusual man: even at a time when he was defending the traditional yeshiva against all attempts at reform, he always maintained an interest in the wider world. He left Lithuania for Germany at the beginning of ... More

Keywords: Rabbi Jehiel Jacob Weinberg, traditional Jewry, Rabbi Weinberg, modern Orthodoxy, secular studies, halakhah, Lithuanian rabbinate, musar movement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9781874774525
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781874774525.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marc B. Shapiro, author