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|ISBN:||1874774846 9781874774846 1904113044 9781904113041|
|Description:||xii, 258 p. ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Publisher's Note on the Translation and Transliteration 1 The Origins of Hasidism 2 The Hasidic Library 3Mystical Societies and the Spread of Hasidism: Internalizing and Reviving the Kabbalistic Myth 4 The Hasidic Concept of Language: The Window in the Word 5 Israel Ba'al Shem Tov's Uniqueness: Myth, Bibliography, Facts, and Image 6 The Hasidic Revolution 7 Hasidism in the Context of its Time 8 The Unity of Opposites: Being and Nothingness 9 'For indeed all is null and void': The Transcendence from Being to Nothingness 10 The Doctrine of the Tsadik 11 Mystical Spirituality and Autonomous Leadership 12 Israel Ba'al Shem Tov and Jacob Frank: Hasidism and Shabateanism 13 Scholarship on Hasidism: Changing Perspectives 14 Summary Glossary Recommended Reading Bibliography Index|
|Series Title:||Littman library of Jewish civilization (Series)|
|Other Titles:||Ḥarut ʻal ha-luḥot.|
|Responsibility:||Rachel Elior ; [original translation, Shalom Carmy].|
'Well written and concise and, together with her glossary, provides a good grounding for the educated reader beginning a study of hasidic texts ... I recommend this book for all academic libraries.'