Between Redemption And Revival: The Jewish Yishuv Of Jerusalem In The Nineteenth Century, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Between Redemption And Revival

The Jewish Yishuv Of Jerusalem In The Nineteenth Century, 1st Edition

By Jeff Halper


318 pages

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 In the Zionist view of Israeli history, the Old Yishuv of Jerusalem - the Jewish community of the 19th and early 20th centuries - was "a lifeless body ruled by hypocrites, cheats and unschooled rabbis", and its importance was downplayed and ignored in this study of the Old Yishuv, Dr Halper uncovers the personalities, issues, and events that forme

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why the Old Yishuv? -- Relic: Jerusalem at the Start of the Nineteenth Century -- The Sephardis -- Ashkenazi Days of Trial -- 1840: Disappointments, Disarray, and a New Start -- The Europeanization of Jerusalem -- The Ashkenazis Break Away -- “Schools! Schools!” -- The Nahalat Shiva Generation -- Frumkin and the Rise of the Havatzelet Camp -- Meah she’arim -- Toward the “New” Yishuv -- Ben-Yehuda: Beyond the Haskala to Political Zionism -- The Other Side of the Yishuv: Sephardis and Middle Eastern Jews -- The End of an Era -- Epilogue

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Middle Eastern
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies