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Hasidic Prayer

Louis Jacobs


From its very beginnings in the eighteenth century, the Hasidic movement was suffused with a joyous enthusiasm and optimism derived from the notion of God being in all things. This led to an insistence on joy as an essential element in divine worship, and in consequence a distinctive attitude to prayer. This classic work, presented here with a new introduction, is a study of the attitudes of the hasidic rebbes to prayer. The book enables the reader to gain a familiarity with Hasidic thought on the subject of divine worship at first hand. The book includes the first translations of much of the ... More

Keywords: Hasidic mystical community, Hasidic movement, Hasidic prayer, Judaism, Hasidism, Hasidic Judaism, divine worship, joy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1984 Print ISBN-13: 9780197100240
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9780197100240.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Louis Jacobs, author