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Author Lehmann, Matthias B., 1970- author.

Title Emissaries from the Holy Land : the Sephardic diaspora and the practice of pan-Judaism in the eighteenth century / Matthias B. Lehmann.

Publication Info. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2014.

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Description 1 online resource.
Series Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture
Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Network of beneficence : Istanbul, Jerusalem, and the philanthropic network -- Agents of philanthropy : emissaries from the Holy Land and the communities of the diaspora -- Ideological foundations -- Solidarity contested : ethnic division and the quest for unity -- End of an era : the transformation of the philanthropic network in the nineteenth century -- Epilogue : pan-Judaism.
Summary For Jews in every corner of the world, the Holy Land has always been central. But that conviction was put to the test in the eighteenth century when Jewish leaders in Palestine and their allies in Istanbul sent rabbinic emissaries on global fundraising missions. From the shores of the Mediterranean to the port cities of the Atlantic seaboard, from the Caribbean to India, these emmissaries solicited donations for the impoverished of Israel's homeland. Emissaries from the Holy Land explores how this eighteenth century philanthropic network was organized and how relations of trust and solidarity w.
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Subject Sephardim -- History -- 18th century.
Jewish diaspora -- History -- 18th century.
Jews -- Identity -- History -- 18th century.
Jews -- Palestine -- Charities -- History -- 18th century.
Chronological Term 1700 - 1799
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Lehmann, Matthias B., 1970- author. Emissaries from the Holy Land 9780804789653 (DLC) 2014018289 (OCoLC)879642476
ISBN 9780804792462 (electronic bk.)
0804792461 (electronic bk.)