Hasidism

changed conditions for Hasidism in its historical heartland. These factors also
produced changes among intellectuals that, in turn, affected how they viewed
Hasidism. The Maskilim had sought acculturation and political integration for the
Jews ...

Hasidism

Hasidism

The first comprehensive history of the pietistic movement that shaped modern Judaism This is the first comprehensive history of the pietistic movement that shaped modern Judaism. The book’s unique blend of intellectual, religious, and social history offers perspectives on the movement’s leaders as well as its followers, and demonstrates that, far from being a throwback to the Middle Ages, Hasidism is a product of modernity that forged its identity as a radical alternative to the secular world. Hasidism originated in southeastern Poland, in mystical circles centered on the figure of Israel Ba'al Shem Tov, but it was only after his death in 1760 that a movement began to spread. Challenging the notion that Hasidism ceased to be a creative movement after the eighteenth century, this book argues that its first golden age was in the nineteenth century, when it conquered new territory, won a mass following, and became a mainstay of Jewish Orthodoxy. World War I, the Russian Revolution, and the Holocaust decimated eastern European Hasidism. But following World War II, the movement enjoyed a second golden age, growing exponentially. Today, it is witnessing a remarkable renaissance in Israel, the United States, and other countries around the world. Written by an international team of scholars, Hasidism is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand this vibrant and influential modern Jewish movement.

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Hasidism
Language: en
Pages: 896
Authors: David Biale, David Assaf, Benjamin Brown, Uriel Gellman, Samuel Heilman, Moshe Rosman, Gadi Sagiv, Marcin Wodziński
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-12-11 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

The first comprehensive history of the pietistic movement that shaped modern Judaism This is the first comprehensive history of the pietistic movement that shaped modern Judaism. The book’s unique blend of intellectual, religious, and social history offers perspectives on the movement’s leaders as well as its followers, and demonstrates that,
Historical Atlas of Hasidism
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Marcin Wodziński
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-24 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

The first cartographic reference book on one of today’s most important religious movements Historical Atlas of Hasidism is the very first cartographic reference book on one of the modern era's most vibrant and important mystical movements. Featuring seventy-four large-format maps and a wealth of illustrations, charts, and tables, this one-of-a-kind
Hasidism and Modern Man
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Martin Buber
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-27 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

Hasidism, a controversial, mystical-religious movement of Eastern European origin, has posed a serious challenge to mainstream Judaism from its earliest beginnings in the middle of the eighteenth century. Decimated by the Holocaust, it has risen like a phoenix from the ashes and has reconstituted itself as a major force in
The Encyclopedia of Hasidism
Language: en
Pages: 583
Authors: Tzvi Rabinowicz
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher: Jason Aronson Incorporated

This comprehensive reference on all aspects of Hasidism offers information on hasidic principles, customs, and lore, plus biographical entries on past and present leaders of the Jewish revival movement that originated in Eastern Europe in the 18th century. Includes cross-referenced entries, many with bibliographic notes referring readers to related works
Hasidism
Language: en
Pages: 438
Authors: Moshe Idel
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-02-01 - Publisher: SUNY Press

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