By Matthias B. Lehmann
Emissaries from the Holy Land explores how this eighteenth century philanthropic community was once geared up and the way family members of belief and cohesion have been outfitted throughout significant geographic variations. It appears to be like at how the emissaries and their supporters understood the connection among the Jewish Diaspora and the Land of Israel, and it exhibits how cross-cultural encounters and competing claims for monetary aid regarding Sephardic, Ashkenazi, and North African emissaries and groups contributed to the transformation of Jewish id from 1720 to 1820.
Solidarity between Jews and the centrality of the Holy Land in conventional Jewish society are usually taken without any consideration. Lehmann demanding situations such assumptions and offers a severe, old point of view at the query of the way Jews within the early sleek interval encountered each other, how they with regards to Jerusalem and the land of Israel, and the way the early smooth interval replaced perceptions of Jewish team spirit and team spirit. in response to unique archival learn in addition to a number of little-known and barely studied assets, Emissaries from the Holy Land bargains a clean viewpoint on early smooth Jewish society and tradition and the connection among the Jewish Diaspora and Palestine within the eighteenth century.
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