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Arthur Green

Hebrew College

Arthur Green, a nationally recognized historian of Jewish religion and a theologian, is the founding dean of the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College and now serves as its rector. He has lectured widely and taught Jewish mysticism, Hasidism, and theology to several generations of students at the University of Pennsylvania; the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, where he served as both dean and president; Brandeis University; and Hebrew College. Green is the founder of Havurat Shalom, an egalitarian Jewish community in Somerville, MA., and remains a leading independent figure in the Jewish renewal movement. He is the author or editor of more than a dozen books; his most recent is Speaking Torah: Spiritual Teachings From Around the Maggid's Table (Jewish Lights Publishing, 2013). Green has been named to Newsweek's list of Top 50 Influential Rabbis in America every year since 2008.

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Text & Translation

אַ בריוו צו בני־יבֿנה

A Letter to the Members of Yavneh

Hillel Zeitlin

Translation by Arthur Green and Ariel Evan Mayse

Translations of two letters by Zeitlin about Yavneh, one in Yiddish from 1925 and one in Aramaic from 1928.

Text & Translation

וואָס איז יבֿנה?

What is Yavneh?

Hillel Zeitlin

Translation by Arthur Green and Ariel Evan Mayse

A newly discovered, undated manuscript signed by Hillel Zeitlin, in which he describes succinctly and clearly the nature of Yavneh and its intended function.

Text & Translation

געבאָטן פֿאַר יעדן עכטן אָנהענגער פֿון „יבֿנה“

Admonitions for Every True Member of Yavneh

Hillel Zeitlin

Translation by Arthur Green and Ariel Evan Mayse

An excerpt from a privately published pamphlet called Di teyve (די תּבֿה) that appeared in 1924, which outlined the goals and principles of the Yavneh group.

Text & Translation

(וואָס וויל יבֿנה? (דיאַלאָג

What Does Yavneh Want? (A Dialogue)

Hillel Zeitlin

Translation by Arthur Green and Ariel Evan Mayse

An excerpt from a privately published pamphlet called Di teyve (די תּבֿה) that appeared in 1924, which outlined the goals and principles of the Yavneh group.

Text & Translation

צו אַלע די, וואָס ווילן בויען „יבֿנה“

To All Those Who Want to Build Yavneh (Part 2)

Hillel Zeitlin

Translation by Arthur Green , Ariel Evan Mayse and Ri J. Turner

The following essay details the proposed concrete steps for the formation of Yavneh, a movement for the spiritual regeneration of Judaism and world Jewry, published in Der moment in 1923.

Text & Translation

“צו אַלע די, וואָס ווילן בויען „יבֿנה

To All Those Who Want to Build Yavneh (Part 1)

Hillel Zeitlin

Translation by Arthur Green , Ariel Evan Mayse and Ri J. Turner

The following essay details the proposed concrete steps for the formation of Yavneh, a movement for the spiritual regeneration of Judaism and world Jewry, published in Der moment in 1923.

Text & Translation

גרויסער רוף פֿון דער שעה

The Great Call of the Hour (Part 3)

Hillel Zeitlin

Translation by Arthur Green , Ariel Evan Mayse and Ri J. Turner

The following essay by Zeitlin is part three of his original call for the formation of an elite Jewish spiritual fraternity, published in Der moment in 1923.

Text & Translation

גרויסער רוף פֿון דער שעה

The Great Call of the Hour (Part 2)

Hillel Zeitlin

Translation by Arthur Green and Ariel Evan Mayse

The following essay by Zeitlin is part two of his original call for the formation of an elite Jewish spiritual fraternity, published in Der moment in 1923.

Text & Translation

גרויסער רוף פֿון דער שעה

The Great Call of the Hour (Part 1)

Hillel Zeitlin

Translation by Arthur Green and Ariel Evan Mayse

The following essay by Zeitlin is part one of his original call for the formation of an elite Jewish spiritual fraternity, published in Der moment in 1923.

Article

“The Great Call of the Hour”: Hillel Zeitlin’s Yiddish Writings on Yavneh

Arthur Green and Ariel Evan Mayse

An introduction to the writings by Hillel Zeitlin on the intentional, neo-Hasidic community he tried to create in Warsaw in the 1920s.

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