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Hastening Redemption: Messianism and the Resettlement of the Land of Israel

Arie Morgenstern and Joel A. Linsider

Abstract

Offering a novel understanding of the origins of renewed Jewish settlement in the Land of Israel in modern times, this book situates that settlement in the context of Jewish messianism and traces it to a wave of messianic fervor that swept the Jewish world during the first half of the 19th century. Believing that the Messiah would appear in the year 5600 AM (1840 CE), thousands of Jews immigrated to the Land of Israel from throughout the Ottoman Empire, North Africa, and Eastern Europe. This book focuses primarily on the immigration (“aliyah”) of the disciples of the Ga’on of Vilna, the Easter ... More

Keywords: Messiah, Jewish Messianism, aliyah, yishuv, Jerusalem, Ga’on of Vilna, Perushim, Peqidim, Amarkalim, Zevi Hirsch Lehren

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195305784
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006 DOI:10.1093/0195305787.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arie Morgenstern, author
The Shalem Center, Jerusalem
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Joel A. Linsider, translator

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