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Author Robinson, Ira, 1951- author.

Title A Kabbalist in Montreal : the life and times of Rabbi Yudel Rosenberg / Ira Robinson
Published New York, NY : Touro University Press, 2021
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Contents 1. Introduction: Rabbi Yudel Rosenberg and the paradigms of Jewish modernity -- 2. On a spiderweb foundation: Yudel Rosenberg's life in small-town Poland (1859-1889) -- 3. A rabbi and rebbe in urban Poland (1890-1913) -- 4. Allright! it's America!: a rabbi in Toronto (1913-1918) -- 5. The rabbis are for the dollar: Rabbi Yudel Rosenberg and the kosher meat wars of Montreal (1919-1935) -- 6. Better to be in gehinnom: Yudel Rosenberg's halakhic voice -- 7. A folk author: Yudel Rosenberg as storyteller -- 8. Almost alone: Yudel Rosenberg as preacher -- 9. Magic, science, and healing -- 10. Those who understand Kabbala are extremely rare in OIr Generation: Rabbi Yudel Rosenberg as Kabbalist -- 11. What Is Rabbi Yudel Rosenberg's legacy? -- A chronological bibliography of the writings of Rabbi Yehuda Yudel Rosenberg
Summary "This book illuminates important issues faced by Orthodox Judaism in the modern era by relating the life and times of Rabbi Yudel Rosenberg (1859-1935). In presenting Yudel Rosenberg's rabbinic activities, this book aims to show that Jewish Orthodoxy could serve as an agent of modernity no less than its opponents. Yudel Rosenberg's considerable literary output will demonstrate that the line between "secular" and "traditional" literature was not always sharp and distinct. Rabbi Rosenberg's kabbalistic works will shed light on the revival of kabbala study in the twentieth century. Yudel Rosenberg's career in Canada will serve as a counter-example to the often-expressed idea that Hasidism exercised no significant influence on the development of American Judaism at the turn of the twentieth century"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 23, 2021)
Subject Rozenberg, Yehudah Yudl, 1859-1935.
Rozenberg, Yehudah Yudl, 1859-1935
Rabbis -- Canada -- Biography
Rabbis -- Poland -- Tarłów Region -- Biography
Poland -- Tarłów Region
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020034048
ISBN 1644695049