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Hasidism Reappraised

Ada Rapoport-Albert

Abstract

Hasidism has been a seminal force and source of controversy in the Jewish world since its inception in the second half of the eighteenth century. Indeed, almost every ideological trend that has made itself felt among Jews since that time has claimed to have derived some inspiration from this vibrant movement. While this is sure testimony to its vitality and originality, it has also given rise to many misconceptions as to what hasidism is about. This book offers a wide-ranging treatment of the subject in all its aspects. The book encompasses a complete field of modern scholarship in a disciplin ... More

Keywords: hasidism, modern Jewish history, contemporary Jewish world, Joseph Weiss, hasidic movement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9781874774204
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781874774204.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ada Rapoport-Albert, editor

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Contents

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Part I Joseph G. Weiss as a Student of Hasidism

Two Joseph Weiss: Letters to Ora

Sara Ora Heller Wilensky

Part II Towards a New Social History of Hasidism

Part III The Social Function of Mystical Ideals in Hasidism

Part IV Distinctive Outlooks and Schools of thought within Hasidism

Part V The Hasidic Tale

Part VI The History of Hasidic Historiography

Part VII Contemporary Hasidism

Part VIII The Present State of Research on Hasidism: An Overview

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