AMIEL, MOSHE AVIGDOR

AMIEL, MOSHE AVIGDOR (1883–1946), rabbi, religious thinker, and author. Amiel studied under his father and at the Telz yeshivah. From there he proceeded to Vilna where he studied under R. Ḥayyim soloveichik and R. Ḥayyim Ozzer Grodzinski . At the age of 22 Amiel became rabbi of Swieciany, and in 1913, rabbi of Grajewo. One of the first rabbis to join the Mizrachi movement, he began publishing articles, noted for their lucid literary style, on communal and national questions and presenting his outlook on Judaism and the ideology of religious Zionism. In 1920 Amiel was elected rabbi of Antwerp, where his initial public appearance at the Mizrachi convention immediately established him as one of the chief ideologists of religious Zionism. In Antwerp Amiel created a wide network of educational and communal institutions from Jewish day schools to a yeshivah, where he lectured. In 1936 Amiel was elected chief rabbi of Tel Aviv where he found further scope for his varied activities. He established the modern high school yeshivah "Ha-Yishuv he-Ḥadash," now named after him. The school combined talmudic and secular studies and was the first of its kind in Ereẓ Israel. Amiel's first halakhic publication was Darkhei Moshe followed by his three-volume Ha Middot le-Ḥeker ha-Halakhah. A renowned preacher, he published the homiletical works Derashot el Ammi and Hegyonot el Ammi. Amiel was a regular contributor to the religious press. -BIBLIOGRAPHY: J.L. Fishman, Anashim shel Ẓurah (1947), 212–23; D. Halaḥmi, Ḥakhmei Yisrael (1957), 408; Kerstein, in: L. Jung (ed.), Guardians of Our Heritage (1958), 661–72. A bibliography of his works was published in Sefer Yovel… M.A. Amiel (1943). (Mordechai Hacohen)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • List of people on stamps of Israel — This is a list of people on postage stamps of Israel:National figures*Yigal Allon Israeli politician (1984) *Sarah Aaronsohn Zionist martyr (1991) *Menachem Begin Zionist leader, sixth Prime Minister of the State of Israel (1993) *David Ben… …   Wikipedia

  • RELIGIOUS LIFE AND COMMUNITIES — Jews UNDER OTTOMAN RULE The Jews of the pre Zionist old yishuv, both sephardim (from the Orient) and ashkenazim (of European origin), dedicated their lives to the fulfillment of religious precepts: the study of the torah and the meticulous… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • AḤARONIM — (Heb. אַחֲרוֹנִים; lit. the later (authorities), a term used to designate the later rabbinic authorities, in contrast to the rishonim , the earlier authorities. Although scholars differ as to the exact chronological dividing line between the two …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Jewish Community of Antwerp — The Jewish community of Antwerp consists of around 22,000 Jews. The majority of those who choose to identify themselves as Jewish belong to the traditional or orthodox streams, although levels of practice vary. The charedi, or orthodox Orthodox… …   Wikipedia

  • Israel national basketball team — Infobox national basketball team country=Israel country alt=ישראל color1=3344ee color2=ffffff joined fiba=1939 logo=Igud bball.jpg fiba zone=FIBA Europe national fed=איגוד הכדורסל בישראל (Israel Basketball Association) coach=Zvi Sherf oly… …   Wikipedia

  • SPORTS — There is no evidence of sports among the Jews during the obscure period between the close of the Bible and the Maccabean periods. At the beginning of this latter period, in the second century B.C.E., circumstances conspired to make sporting… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.