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Emissaries from the Holy LandThe Sephardic Diaspora and the Practice of Pan-Judaism in the Eighteenth Century$
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Matthias B. Lehmann

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780804789653

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804789653.001.0001

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End of an Era

End of an Era

The Transformation of the Philanthropic Network in the Nineteenth Century

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Emissaries from the Holy Land

Matthias B. Lehmann

Stanford University Press

This chapter carries the narrative into the nineteenth century and explores the gradual transition from the early modern philanthropic network to new forms of Jewish philanthropy, emphasizing both continuities and change. It explores the rise of a new center in Amsterdam and the attempt to abolish the missions of rabbinic emissaries to Western Europe in the 1820s. A focus of this chapter is the increasingly important role of Jewish public opinion, particularly through the rise of the Jewish press, and the impact of these developments on the philanthropic network of support for the Holy Land. The concluding section of the chapter looks at the intersection of the traditional philanthropic project of the emissaries and the emergence of Jewish nationalism, in particular religious Zionism, towards the end of the period.

Keywords:   public sphere, public opinion, Jewish newspapers, religion in the nineteenth century, Amsterdam, modern philanthropy, religious Zionism

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