Seeking Zion Modernity and Messianic Activism in the Writings of Tsevi Hirsch Kalischer
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Publisher: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, The
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Tsevi Hirsch Kalischer (1795-1874) was one of the first impeccably Orthodox rabbis to argue that the Jewish people must engage in diplomatic and economic initiatives to return to Palestine. Educated by great Polish rabbis, he utilized his command of rabbinic literature to interpret the unusual events unfolding around him. What was the divine plan behind the rise of individual Jews to great power? Kalischer grew convinced that God was preparing the way for messianic redemption. He anticipated that, in his own lifetime, he would see the ingathering of the Jews, the renewed fertility of the Land of Israel, and the rebuilt Temple. Rejecting supernatural messianic fantasies, Kalischer insisted More...
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