Feb 13 2024


8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Major Rabbinic Disputes in European Jewish History.

Azi Graeber is next on our calendar. His topic is Major Rabbinic Disputes in European Jewish History. Eastern European Jewish history is replete with rabbinical feuds.  Sometimes these quarrels took place by letter or at the pulpit, other times in the streets (including literal stone-throwing at times). In one particularly dramatic and drawn-out war of words, a prominent rabbi and his followers accused another of allegiance to notorious false messiah Shabbetai Zevi. Competition over communal territory even led to the occasional riot. In this survey of famous rabbinic rumbles, we will dive into several such examples from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. Save Tuesday, February 13 at 8:00PM for the Zoom.

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