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Rescue the Surviving SoulsThe Great Jewish Refugee Crisis of the Seventeenth Century$
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Adam Teller

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780691161747

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691161747.001.0001

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The Jews in the Land of Israel and the Spread of Sabbatheanism

The Jews in the Land of Israel and the Spread of Sabbatheanism

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(p.160) Chapter Fifteen The Jews in the Land of Israel and the Spread of Sabbatheanism
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Rescue the Surviving Souls
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Adam Teller

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691161747.003.0015

This chapter explains that alongside the pidyon shevuyim network, there existed another economic and religious system covering the entire Jewish world that was focused on the eastern Mediterranean. This was the philanthropic network dedicated to supporting Jewish settlement in the Land of Israel. Though its goals were different, it overlapped with the pidyon shevuyim network: most communities collected money for both causes, sometimes even combining them into a single fund. The two systems thus acted in parallel, always in tension, and sometimes even in competition with each other. To understand this phenomenon and its broad significance for the Jewish world in both philanthropic and religious terms, the chapter looks at the issue of raising money for the Jews in the early modern Land of Israel. It also considers the spread of Sabbatheanism.

Keywords:   pidyon shevuyim, philanthropic network, Jewish settlement, Land of Israel, Jewish world, Jews, Sabbatheanism

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