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Lithuanian Yeshivas of the Nineteenth CenturyCreating a Tradition of Learning$
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Shaul Stampfer

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781874774792

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781874774792.001.0001

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The Organization and Operation of the Yeshiva

The Organization and Operation of the Yeshiva

(p.97) Four The Organization and Operation of the Yeshiva
Lithuanian Yeshivas of the Nineteenth Century

Shaul Stampfer

Liverpool University Press

This chapter takes a look at the organization and operation of the yeshiva. The way in which the yeshiva was administered largely reflected the personality and values of its leaders. There was no supervisory body, and the staff had wide leeway in determining goals and procedure, though there were often practical limitations on what could be done. In fact, it was the gap between reality and aspiration that determined much of what went on in the yeshiva. Here, the chapter explores how the yeshiva treat supervision and the assessment of progress. Then it turns to the shiur and the importance of this new study method. Finally, the chapter takes a look at staff–student relationships.

Keywords:   Hayim Soloveitchik, shiurium, Volozhin, yeshiva, supervision, study methods, staff–student relationships

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