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Lithuanian Yeshivas of the Nineteenth Century: Creating a Tradition of Learning

Shaul Stampfer


One of the key ways in which the traditional Jewish world of eastern Europe responded to the challenges of modernity in the nineteenth century was to change the system for educating young men so as to reinforce time-honoured, conservative values. The yeshivas established at that time in Lithuania became models for an educational system that has persisted to this day, transmitting the talmudic underpinnings of the traditional Jewish way of life. To understand how that system works, one needs to go back to the institutions they are patterned on. This is a study of the Lithuanian yeshiva as it ex ... More

Keywords: eastern Europe, modernity, young men, education, yeshiva, traditional Judaism, Volozhin, Slobodka, Telz, ethics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781874774792
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781874774792.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shaul Stampfer, author