Iranian Rabbis: Menahem Shemuel Halevy, Yedidia Shofet, Uriel Davidi, Yousef Hamadani Cohen Books LLC

ISBN: 9781158258079

Published: June 19th 2010

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24 pages


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Iranian Rabbis: Menahem Shemuel Halevy, Yedidia Shofet, Uriel Davidi, Yousef Hamadani Cohen  by  Books LLC

Iranian Rabbis: Menahem Shemuel Halevy, Yedidia Shofet, Uriel Davidi, Yousef Hamadani Cohen by Books LLC
June 19th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 24 pages | ISBN: 9781158258079 | 4.35 Mb

Chapters: Menahem Shemuel Halevy, Yedidia Shofet, Uriel Davidi, Yousef Hamadani Cohen. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 22. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Menahem Shemuel Halevy (18841940) was a prominent Iranian Rabbi of the early 20th century. He fought against persecution in Iran and wrote numerous books. Halevy served the Jewish Congregation of Hamadan, first in Iran and later in Jerusalem, as a Rabbi, a Judge and an educator.

While in Hamadan, he held the position of a teacher in the Alliance Isra lite Universelle, and later as its principal. Moreover, he was the Jewish congregations civil leader and representative to the Municipality of Hamadan. As the spiritual shepherd of his people, he insisted on teaching everyone the Hebrew language, the respect of the Torah and the love of the homeland, Zion. Being a gifted writer, he published poetry books, essays and historical books, both in Hebrew and Persian, of the Jews of Iran in general and of Hamadan in particular.

Halevy fought for the rights of the Jews of Hamadan, and his influence reached high places in government- thus, saving many of his brethren from imprisonment, torture and even death. Being simultaneously a pragmatist and an idealist, he believed that his participation as a representative to the Municipality of Hamadan would assure the Jews some security from arbitrary persecution at the hands of the Shiites, and in spite of his young age he headed the Jewish congregation.

Moreover, Halevy was committed to finding people who had left Judaism, and return them to the Jewish faith. He fought zealously against Jewish assimilation and conversion to Islam and to the Bah Faith, which was popular at this time. Under his influence many converts, mainly from Mashhad, returned to Judaism. For that he was recognized by the...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=6719005



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