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Author Saperstein, Marc, author

Title Leadership and conflict : tensions in medieval and early modern Jewish history and culture / Marc Saperstein
Published Oxford ; Portland, Oregon : The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2014
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Description 1 online resource
Series The Littman library of Jewish civilization
Littman library of Jewish civilization (Series)
Contents Two modes of rabbinic leadership -- Intellectual challenge and conflict -- Leaders facing communities in upheaval -- Confliction attitudes towards exile, the land, and the messiah
Summary "This is a collection of the author's essays, some previously published, all freshly edited for this volume. It is a multifaceted analysis of how Jewish leaders in medieval and early modern times responded to the challenges they faced. Based largely on the study of sermons and response -- genres that show Jewish leaders addressing real situations in the lives of their people -- it reveals how rabbis have handled intellectual, social, and political diversity and conflict in various vibrant Jewish communities"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-355) and indexes
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Subject Authority -- Religious aspects -- Judaism
Jewish law -- Decision making
Jewish leadership -- History
Judaism -- History -- Medieval and early modern period, 425-1789
Leadership in rabbinical literature
Rabbis -- Office -- History
Authority -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Jewish law -- Decision making.
Jewish leadership.
Judaism -- Medieval and early modern period.
Leadership in rabbinical literature.
Rabbis -- Office.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1789627834