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The mystical origins of Hasidism

Rachel Elior ; [original translation, Shalom Carmy].
  • Oxford ; Portland, Or. : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2006.
  • English ed.
  • xii, 258 pages ; 25 cm.
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Contents
  • 1. origins of Hasidism
  • 2. Hasidic library
  • 3. Mystical societies and the spread of Hasidism : internalizing and reviving the Kabbalistic myth
  • 4. Hasidic concept of language : the window in the word
  • 5. Israel Ba'al Shem Tov's uniqueness : myth, bibliography, facts, and image
  • 6. Hasidic revolution
  • 7. Hasidism in the context of its time
  • 8. unity of opposites : being and nothingness
  • 9. 'For indeed all is null and void' : transcending being
  • 10. doctrine of the Tsadik
  • 11. Mystical spirituality and autonomous leadership
  • 12. Israel Ba'al Shem Tov and Jacob Frank : Hasidism and Shabateanism
  • 13. Scholarship on Hasidism : changing perspectives
  • 14. Summary.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-241) and indexes.
  • Eisenhower copy: Purchased with funds from the Lucius Littauer Foundation;
ISBN
  • 1874774846
  • 9781874774846
  • 1904113044 (pbk.)
  • 9781904113041 (pbk.)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2006045118
  • OCLC: 65978708
  • OCLC: 65978708