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Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 11Focusing on Aspects and Experiences of Religion$
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Antony Polonsky

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9781874774051

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781874774051.001.0001

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A Pilgrimage from Bobowa to Bobowa

A Pilgrimage from Bobowa to Bobowa

(p.66) A Pilgrimage from Bobowa to Bobowa
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 11

Adam Bartosz

Liverpool University Press

This chapter investigates the world of Bobower hasidim. Those hasidim who had survived the Holocaust had taken with them their hasidic spirit, their customs, and their language, and moved to another geographic dimension. That which in Bobowa itself has become legend is in Brooklyn a physical reality. All of hasidic Bobowa is there, transferred across the ocean. Bobowa itself—the Bobowa near Tarnów—has changed too, of course, but this other Bobowa in Boro Park has changed more. However, the miracle-working tsadik and his court have remained, and so have the faithful hasidim, and their thoughts and prayers: the Messiah did not descend on to the splendid Bobowa soil, where he could have walked on a carpet of grass and herbs, but he will certainly come to the hasidim who await him on the pavements of Brooklyn.

Keywords:   Bobower hasidim, Bobowa, Brooklyn, hasidic Bobowa, Boro Park, tsadik, hasidim

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