By David B. Ruderman
In 1797, in what's now the Czech Republic, Pin as Hurwitz released one of many best-selling Hebrew books of the trendy period. Nominally a longer observation on a sixteenth-century kabbalist textual content, The booklet of the Covenant used to be actually a compendium of clinical wisdom and a guide of ethical habit. Its recognition stemmed from its skill to provide the clinical advances and ethical cosmopolitanism of its day within the context of Jewish felony and mystical culture. Describing the most recent advancements in technology and philosophy within the sacred language of Hebrew, Hurwitz argued that an highbrow knowing of the cosmos used to be now not at odds with yet truly key to reaching religious attainment.
In A Best-Selling Hebrew ebook of the fashionable period, David B. Ruderman deals a literary and highbrow heritage of Hurwitz�s ebook and its legacy. Hurwitz not just wrote the publication, yet was once instrumental in promoting it besides and his good fortune finally ended in the book of greater than 40 versions in Hebrew, Ladino, and Yiddish. Ruderman presents a multidimensional photo of the e-book and the highbrow culture it helped to inaugurate. Complicating debts that reflect on glossy Jewish considered the made of an intensive holiday from a spiritual, mystical previous, Ruderman exhibits how, as an alternative, a fancy continuity formed Jewish society�s disagreement with modernity.
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A Best-Selling Hebrew Book of the Modern Era: The Book of the Covenant of Pinhas Hurwitz and Its Remarkable Legacy (Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies) by David B. Ruderman