- Title Pages
- Note on Place-Names
- Note on Transliteration
- The Sixtieth Anniversary of the Massacre in Jedwabne: Two Speeches Delivered in Jedwabne, 10 July 2001
Review EssaysJohn Paul II on Jews and Judaism
- Recent Developments in the Historiography of Silesian Jews
- A Review of Some Recent Issues of the Biuletyn Żydowskiego InstytutuHistorycznego
- Gates of Heaven
- Upside-Down History
- Book Reviews
- Edward Fram
- Chava Weissler
- David Assaf
- Sophia Kemlein
- Leszek Ziątkowski
- Naomi Seidman
- Olaf Bergmann
- Helena Bodek
- Rafael F. Scharf
- Michal Glowiński
- Daniel Tollet (ed), Les Vérités des uns et celles des autres: Points de vue de juifs et de chrétiens sur la Shoah en Pologne
- Irena F. Karafilly, Ashes and Miracles: A Polish Journey
- Obituaries Andrzej Szczypiorski
- Jerzy Turowicz
- Notes on the Contributors
Derekh hamalkhut: r. yisrael miruzhin
- David Assaf
- Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 14
- Liverpool University Press
This chapter analyses David Assaf's The Regal Way: The Life and Times of R. Israel of Ruzhin. Here, Assaf draws upon an astonishing array of sources, several of which were hitherto unknown or neglected, and provides the first critical historical account of the life of the hasidic leader Israel of Ruzhin (1796–1850) and his court. R. Israel, dyslexic and uneducated, assumed hasidic leadership at the age of 16 on the strength of his personality and distinguished yikhus. R. Israel's accession on the strength of yikhus — prestige derived through the scholarly, mystical, or economic achievements of one's forebears and living family members — at so young an age and with so few scholarly qualifications marked, according to Assaf, the triumph of the principle of hereditary succession in Ukrainian hasidism. Throughout his description, Assaf attempts to navigate between the cynical denunciations of R. Israel's ostentatious lifestyle by contemporary maskilim (enlightened reformers) and the rationalizations of R. Israel and his followers.
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