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The Gaon of Vilna: The Man and His Image

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"A pathbreaking book in Jewish Studies. Etkes is careful to separate the man himself from the mythic role he later came to occupy in the modern Jewish landscape. This emphasis upon 'image, ' and not only upon the 'man, ' gives the Etkes volume a unique and broad flavor."--David Ellenson, author of "Between Tradition and Culture" "Etkes probes the image and reception of the Vilna Gaon in the movements he spawned (Haskalah) and opposed (Hasidism) and provides a sophisticated sense of the dynamism and power of historical ...

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The Gaon of Vilna: The Man and His Image
2002, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520223943

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