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Hasidic Commentary on the Torah

Ora Wiskind-Elper


Hasidism, a movement of religious awakening and social reform, originated in the mid-eighteenth century. After two and a half centuries of crisis, upheaval, and renewal, it remains a vibrant way of life and a compelling aspect of Jewish experience. This book explores the profound intellectual and religious issues that the hasidic masters raised in their Torah commentary, and brings to the fore the living qualities of their sermons (derashot). The book addresses a spectrum of topics: creation, revelation, and redemption; hermeneutics, epistemology, psychology, Romanticism, poetry and poetics, a ... More

Keywords: hasidism, religious awakening, social reform, Jewish experience, hasidic Torah commentary, Jewish theology, hermeneutics, redemption, creation, revelation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781906764128
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781906764128.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ora Wiskind-Elper, author