Rabbinic responsa of the Holocaust era

Publisher: Schocken in New York

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  • Responsa -- 1800-,
  • Holocaust and Jewish law

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and indexes.

Statementtranslated with introductions and notes by Robert Kirschner.
ContributionsKirschner, Robert
LC ClassificationsBM522.A1 R32 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 192 p. ;
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2860711M
ISBN 100805239782
LC Control Number84023509

  In , Volume 2 won the National Jewish Book Award for best book on the Holocaust; in , Volume 4 received the same honor. A book of .   She is also considered the Haredi community’s leading scholar on the Holocaust, being best known for her monumental two-volume work, “Hidden in Thunder” – a study of rabbinic responsa that emerged from the Holocaust, shedding light on the struggles of observant Jews at the time. OSHRY, EPHRAIMOSHRY, EPHRAIM (–), rabbi and halakhic authority. Oshry was born in Kupiskis, Lithuania, and studied at the Slobodka Yeshivah. During the Nazi occupation of Lithuania, he became the rabbi of the Kaunas (Kovno) ghetto, and issued responsa to halakhic questions concerning Jewish practice under unprecedented conditions. “The rabbi said, ‘Don’t ask me the question,’” says Michael Grodin, a core faculty member at BU’s Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies and director of the center’s Project on Medicine and the Holocaust. “From that, the man gleaned the fact that he probably shouldn’t do that, because otherwise the rabbi would have said OK.

Rabbi Oshry was a young rabbinical scholar in Kaunas, the second-largest city in Lithuania, when the Nazis invaded on J After the city's Jews were herded into the ghetto, the Nazis made him custodian of the warehouse where Jewish books were stored for a planned exhibit of'artifacts of the extinct Jewish race." Rabbi Oshry used them to. He became famous in the rabbinic world with his book, Dlatot Tshuva, dealing with the Yoreh De'ah. He also wrote the books Tehilah L'David (Vilna, / ) and Be'er Yaakov (Vilna, /). Among his writings remained other responsa and new interpretations of Halacha as well as elucidations of Our Sages of Blessed Memory. "Rabbi Yom Tov Schwarz is a Holocaust survivor, a communal rabbi, and a Talmudic scholar who began his life in the infamous Polish town of Oswencim (later renamed by the Nazis as Auschwitz). But even more important than all of those credentials, Rabbi Schwarz is a living witness to the traditions and glory of prewar Eastern European Jewry. 1. The responsa were published originally in Hebrew, as a five-volume series, and later in abridged form in English. See. E. PHRAIM. O. SHRY, R. ESPONSA. F. ROM THE. H. OLOCAUST. xii (Yehoshua Leiman trans., ). In addition, Rabbi Oshry‘s responsa are cited heavily in another English book dedicated to questions of Jewish law during the.

RIETS Rabbinic Alumni RIETS Rabbinic Alumni is a century-old Torah fraternity that includes members of the pulpit and those in Jewish education, the chaplaincy (both military and health care), outreach and academia, as well as organizational professionals, roshei yeshiva [professors or Talmud], kollel fellows and the laity. The primary goal of RIETS Rabbinic Alumni is to link its more than.   Embracing Auschwitz: Learning Not to ‘Get Over’ the Holocaust An excerpt from Rabbi Joshua Hammerman's new book on the unavoidable, and life-affirming, lessons of Jewish tragedy. Music was heard in many ghettos, concentration camps, and partisan outposts of Nazi-controlled Europe. While popular songs dating from before the war remained attractive as escapist fare, the ghetto, camp, and partisan settings also gave rise to a repertoire of new works. These included topical. Q. I hear that the Koran calls Jews “donkeys carrying books”. Should Jews take this as praise or an insult? A. The saying is actually Jewish and pre-dates the Koran.. The idea seems to derive from Genesis , which says, “Issachar is a strong-boned ass”. Because rabbinic commentary regards Issachar, one of Jacob’s sons, as a scholar, the verse suggests that scholars will willingly.

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Rabbinic responsa of the Holocaust era book you an author. Learn about Author Central 4/5(1). A translation of 14 rabbinic responsa (halakhic rulings) issued during and immediately after the Holocaust, which "reveal the tragic situations occurring daily at this time." The issues discussed include: whether one is obliged to object to the sterilization of a mentally ill woman, whether it is permissible to stun an animal before ritual slaughter, the status of Jewish prisoners' ashes which.

©— Bioethics Research Library Box Washington DC This breathtakingly moving book documents the remarkable continuity of religious life under the horrendous conditions of Nazi-occupied Lithuania.

The Jews of the Kovno ghetto went to Rabbi Ephraim Oshry, one of the remaining religious authorities in the ghetto, and posed their questions to him. He answered their questions and recorded each and every query by copying it onto scraps that he tore 5/5(1).

Responsa from the Holocaust book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In this breathtakingly moving book, Rabbi Ephraim Oshry /5. After the liberation of Kovno in AugustRabbi Oshry retrieved the hidden archive and published five volumes of responsa.

A sampling of these responsa, taken from Rabbi Oshry’s Responsa From the Holocaust, follows. Responsa From the Holocaust, written by Rabbi Ephraim Oshry.

Translated by Y. Leiman (New York, ). Rabbi Ephraim Oshry was just 27 years old when the local Lithuanians attacked his Jewish neighborhood, Slobodka, and went from street to street, torturing and butchering every Jewish man, woman or child they encountered.

That night, Jwas the beginning of the end of Jewish Lithuania. An image Rabbi Oshry could never forget and whose lesson he always strove to fulfill was. Widely perceived to be the heir of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik at Yeshiva University, Rabbi Schachter serves as the final authority of Jewish law at the OU Kosher and is the author of many books on matters of halakha.

This work contains 35 responsa on many different areas of Jewish law, both personal and communal. of One’s Life for Another’s in the Responsa Literature’.6 Both arti-cles spotlight descriptive aspects of Holocaust rabbinical responsa and tend to avoid a normative assessment.

InDr Kirschner published his book, Rabbinic Responsa of the Holocaust Era, which finally contributed a comprehensive Rabbinic responsa of the Holocaust era book historically contextual.

Holocaust Responsa. Posted Novem Email Share. Jewish law has responded to life and death situations throughout Jewish History. During the Nazi era, the rabbis were faced with tragic situations that required their insight and decision.

This class will study three teshuvot from this period. the first, addressing the Nazi. " Three excellent book-length studies of Holocaust-era responsa in English are: Irving J.

Rosenbaum, The Holocaust and Halakhah (New York, ), Hirsch Jacob Zimmels, The Echo of the Nazi Holocaust in Rabbinic Literature (New York, ), and Esther Farbstein, Hidden in Thunder: Perspectives on Faith, Halachah and Leadership During the Holocaust (New York, ).

As the title indicates, this book is not limited to responsa written during the Holocaust. About 1/3 were written in the s, and another third were written in later decades about Holocaust-related events.

Jewish books and rabbinic literature that he needed to write his detailed responsa. In his book Mi-ma 'amaqim (From the depths), Rabbi Oshry testifies that his Holocaust-period responsa were issued with virtually no amendments or additions.

Mi-ma'amaqim (four volumes) was published in in New York, where Rabbi. Responsa are the answers given by authorities in Jewish law to questions put to them (in Hebrew sheelot u-teshuvot, ‘questions and answers’). From the Geonic Period.

There are occasional references in the Talmud to letters sent by one Rabbi to another asking for information in matters of law but the Responsa activity proper dates from the period of the Geonim, when the practice developed. At 19, Rabbi Ephraim Oshry wrote a book on Talmud.

He was recognized as a posek, an expert on Jewish law, in Kovno, the second-largest city in. A similar work consisting of a collection of rabbinic rulings and responsa concerning agunot issued at the Bergen-Belsen DP camp was written by Rabbi. Inappropriate The list (including its title or description) facilitates illegal activity, or contains hate speech or ad hominem attacks on a fellow Goodreads member or author.

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Details *. The most comprehensive collection of Holocaust-era responsa was written by Rabbi Ephraim Oshry in the Kovno Ghetto, between June,when the Nazi occupation of Kovno began, and August, Rabbi Oshry wrote his responsa on scraps of paper, which he buried in hopes of returning and reclaiming them after the war.

Passing For Christian During The Holocaust: A New Look At Rabbi Ephraim Oshry’s Responsa. by R. Akiva Males (reprinted from Tradition with permission).

I – The Obituary [1] I thank Tradition’s editorial staff for their helpful suggestions, R. Jacob J. Schacter for his important comments on earlier versions of this article, and my father – Mr. U.H. Males – for.

Robert Kirschner, trans., Rabbinic Responsa of the Holocaust Era. New York: Schocken Books, ; David Kraemer, Responses to Suffering in Classical Rabbinic Literature. New York: Oxford University Press, Google Scholar. Responsa of Rabbi Meir of Rothenburg - Prague, appears in one of our catalogs.

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You may also find among our items. The Responsa are available in Responsa in a Moment, vols. Jerusalem,(at press). Rabbi Prof. David Golinkin is a Professor of Talmud and Jewish Law at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem.

I Remember Nothing More. The Warsaw Children's Hospital and the Jewish Resistance. (New York: Pantheon Books, ). Robert Kirschner. Rabbinic Responsa of the Holocaust Era.

(New York: Schocken Books, ). Miklos Nyiszli. Auschwitz. A Doctor's Eyewitness Account. Responsa Noda BiYehuda, Kama - Prague, - First Edition - Signatures and Glosses Responsa Noda BiYehuda, Mahadura Kama, Parts I-II, by R.

Yechezkel HaLevi Segal Landau Rabbi of Prague. Prague, []. First edition. Separate title page for Part II. The book. The Life-for-Life Problem in Holocaust-Era Responsa.

In Septemberthree months into the German occupation of Lithuania, the German authorities gave the Jewish Council of the Kovno ghetto five thousand “labor cards” and ordered the Council to distribute the cards among the population of 27, Jews in the ghetto.

The most comprehensive of these Holocaust era responsa were written by Rabbi Ephraim Oshry—a young scholar in German-occupied Lithuania.3 After the Jews in his hometown of Kovno (Kaunas) were herded into a ghetto, the Nazis placed him in charge of a warehouse of Jewish books that were being stored for a planned exhibit on “artifacts of the.

HOLOCAUST, THE: JEWISH THEOLOGICAL RESPONSES. The Holocaust (Heb., sho ʾ ah), the willed destruction of European Jewry and the intended complete eradication of world Jewry by the Nazi regime, casts its shadow over all Jewish realities in the post-Holocaust nature of this event, and the particularity and peculiarity of its assault against Jewish life and Jewish dignity, force a.

For Jewish Medical Resistance in the Holocaust, published by Berghahn Books, This ongoing project, “Rabbinic Medical Responsa During the Holocaust,” involves translating, categorizing, and analyzing the legal opinions the rabbis developed in the face of torture and genocide.

Grodin, director of the Project on Medicine and the Holocaust. NY: Holocaust Library, ( US Holocaust Museum edition, ). Meier, Lili. Auschwitz Album: A Book Based upon an Album Discovered by a Concentration Camp Survivor. NY: Random House, Rabbinic literature, in its broadest sense, can mean the entire spectrum of rabbinic writings throughout Jewish history.

However, the term often refers specifically to literature from the Talmudic era, as opposed to medieval and modern rabbinic writing, and thus corresponds with the Hebrew term Sifrut Chazal (Hebrew: ספרות חז״ל ‎ "Literature [of our] sages," where Hazal normally.

The Holocaust; Israel/Palestine: Histories in Conflict; Awards and Professional Memberships. National Jewish Book Award Finalist, "Guidance, Not Governance": Rabbi Solomon B. Freehof and Reform Responsa, Hebrew Union College Press, Chair, Central Conference of American Rabbis Responsa Committee.The Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory, is widely recognized as one who played a singular role in defining post-Holocaust what did the Rebbe say and teach about that event itself?.

Like millions of his generation, the Lubavitcher Rebbe was personally touched by the Holocaust. His younger brother, DovBer, was shot to death and thrown into a mass grave, as were tens of thousands of.And rabbis of Fez - Rabbi Yehudah ben Attar (II), Rabbi Chaim David Seriro and Rabbi Shmuel ibn Zimra (see more about them in Malki Rabanan 50a).

4) Autograph. Responsa from and from Rabbi Yosef Elmaliach, Av Beit Din of Salé, Rabat and Gibraltar (d. ), author of Shu"t Takfo shel Yosef (Malki Rabanan 60a), some of which are.