פזורות ישראל במשנתו של הרב י"ל אשכנזי (מניטו) מפגש בין -תפוצתי בבית המדרש "אורסאי" בפריס, 1946-1970

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Abstract

Some of the landmarks in the history of French Jews in modern timeshave experienced encounters between Ashkenazi and Sefardi jews. Aunique seminary that was erected in Paris ("Orsay") after the SecondWorld War is an experience of this kind. Rabbi Y.L. Ashkenazi(Manitou), who presided this meeting, points to the dynamics ofsociology and the identity system that emerge from it. Manitouemphasizes that "the encounter between the Ashkenazim and theSephardim was very important. In those days, it was a very positiveexperience. At the micro-sociology level, the Ashkenazi and SefardiJewish communities met. Two Jewish dynasties that separated forhundreds of years met with admiration and glory", in his own words.This Beit Midrash provided an educational and conceptual response toShoah refugees on the one hand and to the Ashkenazi members of thepre-war French jewish community, on the other. These two weresubject to existential distress and the slippery slope of assimilation.Their encounter with Rabbi Ashkenazi teachings, that derived from theteachings of Algerian scholars and the Sefardi diaspora, resulted in therestoration of their Jewish identity and the acquisition of tools fordealing with the challenges of modern Jewish existence, as evidencedby students such as Georges Weiss, Stefan Moses, Pierre Simsovic,Miriam Doress-Herr, Francine Kaufmann and Marcel Goldman. Myarticle therefore discusses the general and personal nature of thisintersectional encounter
Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)363-378
Number of pages16
Journalליבי במזרח
Volumeג
StatePublished - 2021

RAMBI Publications

  • RAMBI Publications
  • Askénazi, Léon -- 1922-1996 -- Criticism and interpretation
  • Yeshivot -- France -- Paris
  • Jews -- Identity
  • Ashkenazim -- France -- History -- 20th century
  • Sephardim -- France -- History -- 20th century

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