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Triumph Of Survival

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Triumph Of Survival
The Story of the Jews in the Modern Era 1650-1995

By Rabbi Berel Wein (Author) 
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Catalog #: TRIU
ISBN-10: 0899064981
ISBN-13: 9780899064987
Binding: Hardcover / Pages: 508
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches / Weight: 4.20 LBS
Published: by Shaar Press

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Through his hundreds of lectures, Rabbi Wein has brought the Torah perspective on history to thousands of listeners. In this original work, he paints a magnificent, panoramic picture of our people in the centuries that shaped us and our world. This major work has the touches of luxury you expect in books of this magnitude, including a ribbon place-marker and embossed foil-stamped jacket. Large 8-1/2" x 11" "coffee-table" format. Beautifully written and illustrated, it is accurate and incisive, yet personal and passionate. It is informative, provocative, and inspiring. Seldom is must reading so enjoyable.

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Table of Contents

  • Prologue
Section I: The Abyss of Despair 1648-1730
  • Tach V'Tat: Winds of Change / The Rise of Chmielnicki / Overwhelming Slaughter / Rabbinic Leaders Suffer with Their Flocks / Resolving Controversies / Chmielnicki's Demise
  • Shabtai Tzvi: Formative Years / Strange Bedfellows / Exposure as False Messiah
  • Regrets and Recriminations: Heretics and Excommunication / Yavetz vs. Ramchal / Rabbi Yaakov Emden and Rabbi Yonasan Eybeshitz / Jacob Frank
Section II: Enlightenment, Reform, and Modernity 1730-1830
  • The New World and The Changing World
  • Moses Mendelssohn
  • Reform Sweeps All - Almost: Emancipation and Its Options / Accomodating to the Times / Failure of Expectations
  • Orthodoxy Responds: Rabbi Isaac Bamberger / Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch / The Chasam Sofer
  • The Rothschilds and Moses Montefiore: Mayer Amshel Rothschild / Moses Montefiore
  • Napoleon: Liberal Attitude / Ulterior Motive / Ultimate Defeat / Lasting Effects
  • Torah Scholarship and Survival of Tradition
Section III: Chassidim, Misnagdim, and the Response to Reform 1830-1870
  • Chassidus: Baal Shem Tov / Maggid of Mezeritch / Counter-Revolution / Chassidic Leaders
  • The Gaon of Vilna: A non-leading Leader / Herculean Task / Disparate Reasons / The Value of Wisdom / Studying Kabbalah
  • Misnagdim - The Reaction to Chassidus: Strong Opposition / Reconciling the Difference / The Government Intervenes / The Battle Subsides
  • The Yeshivos: A Departure from Tradition / Rabbi Chaim of Volozhin / The Mantle Passes On / Conflicting Styles / Czarist Authorities Interfere
  • The Yeshivah Movement Expands: Mier / Slobodka / Radin / Telshe / Slutzk-Kletzk-Lakewood / Novardok - Beis Yosef / Pressburg
  • The Haskalah: Enlightenment and Reform / Secular Hebrew Literature / Lasting Influence
Section IV: The Pale of Settlement 1820-1880
  • Russian Oppression Under the Czars: Czar Alexander I / Czar Nocholas I / Czar Alexander II
  • Unrest and Anti-Semitism: Czar Alexander III / Czar Nicholas II / Famine and War / The Duma / Changing Times
  • Tradition Embattled: Pressures on Two Fronts / Distorted Ideals / Secular Vs. Traditional / Effects of Industrialitzation
  • The Mussar Movement - Ethical Rebirth: Rabbi Yisrael Salanter / Observance With a Soul / Offshoots of Mussar's Growth / Opposition
  • New Yearnings: Jewish Nationalism / Agriculture and Labor / Changing the Balance of Power
Sectoin V: Leaving the "Old Home" 1880-1920
  • Emigration to America: The Safe Shore / Helping Hands / Mixed Messages
  • Return to Zion: The First Aliyah / Boon or Bane
  • Political Zionism: The Dreyfus Affair / Theodor Herzl / Orthodox Opposition to Zionism / Herzl Makes Headway / Uganda Uncacceptable
  • Social Revolution: Changing the World / The Chofetz Chaim / The Radical Left / Agudath Israel / The Second Aliyah / Jews in Name Only / The Reform Movement
  • Conservative Judaism / Search For Leadership / Birth of the American Yeshivah / Reaching For the Silver Ring
  • The Great War 1914-1918: Destruction and Defeat / Conflicts / The Balfour Declaration / The Jewish Brigade / The Russian Revolution / Armistice
Section VI: Treacherous Hopes 1920-1930
  • After the Conflict: New Countries, Old Problems / Polish Jewry / Czechoslovakia and Hungary / Jewish Political Divisions / Germany Teeters on the Brink / Spiritual Revival
  • Palestine For Whom?: The New Rulers / Arab Unrest / The First Partition / Hebron Pogrom / Internal Divisions
  • Assimilation Forever!: The Roaring Twenties / Jewish Secularism / Defining Relationships / Rabbi Kook / Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi / Hostility Breeds Violence
  • American Jewry in the 1920's: Hellp for Other Jews / Movie Industry / Upward Mobility / Planned Assimilation / Tradition Takes Root
  • Jews Under Moslem Rule: A Protected Minority / Contempt Evolves into Hatred
Section VII: The Holocaust and the State 1938-1958
  • Hitler Comes to Power: Blueprint For a New Germany / The World Ignores the Threat / "Peace in Our Time"
  • Hitler's War Against the Jews: All the Doors Are Closed / Reign of Terror / Traumatized, Isolated and Defenseless / Life in the Ghetto / The War Accelerates
  • War and Holocaust: Terror / Turmoil / The Final Solution / Train Ride to Hell / Genocide Downplayed / Too Few Rescue Efforts / Disbelief, Not Despair / Jewish Resistance
  • Arab Response / Rommel's Afrika / Korps / Yishuv Provides Limited Aid / Help for Hungarian Jews / Seven Stories of Suffering
  • The State of Israel: Time of Turmoil / Palestine Partitioned / Arabs Fight or Flee / Jerusalem Under Siege / British Mandate Ends / The Jewish State / Arabs Invade Israel / The Isarel Defense Force
  • The Miracle of Survival: Ingathering of the Exiles / Coalition Government / "Status Quo" / U.N. Admits Israel / German Reparations / The Kastner Trial / Ben Gurion Resigns and Returns / New Growth of Torah
Section VIII: The Modern Jew 1958-1996
  • The New Jewish World: Changing Times / Fund Raising / Wave of the Future / Orthodox Resurgence / Orthodox Education System / Chassidic Movements Resurgent / New World of Oppurtunity
  • The Six-Day War: Search For Nazi Killers / Arab Extremism / Church Attitude Towards Israel / War Erupts Once Again / The Western Wall Reclaimed / Hope For Peace In Vain
  • The Changing Face of Jewry: Orthodox Resurgence Continues / Success Breeds Imitators / Religious Revolution In Russia / Breakdown of Basic Values
  • The Yom Kippur War: Sadat's Year of Decision / Israel Wins the Battle But. / .Loses the War of World Opinion / The War of World Opinion / The Begin Era Begins / Camp David
  • Towards Peace?: In the Shadow of Camp David / The New Face of Terror / The Fall of Communism / Iran and Iraq / The Persian Gulf War / Israel's 1992 Elections / To Oslo and Beyond / The Rabin Assassination and Its Aftermath

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