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Religion and healing among the Lubavitch community in Stamford Hill, North London : a case study of Hasidism

Author: Simon Dein
Publisher: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2004.
Series: Jewish studies (Lewiston, N.Y.), v. 27.
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This book focuses on two main areas - first, the response of British Lubavitchers to misfortune generally and sickness, in particular and the role of their religious leader the Rebbe in this process;  Read more...

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Named Person: Menachem Mendel Schneerson; Menachem Mendel Schneerson; Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Dein
ISBN: 0773463712 9780773463714 0889462518 9780889462519
OCLC Number: 55146856
Description: xxiii, 271 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: List of Illustrations; Foreword; Preface by Professor Roland Littlewood; Acknowledgements; Introduction; A Kabbalistic Primer; 1. The Origins of Hasidism and its Practices of Healing; 2. Words of Healing; 3. Ethnography of the Stamford Hill Community; 4. The Rebbe and His Miracles. The Power of Stories; 5. Body and Soul; 6. Words, Texts and Creation; 7. Pragmatic and Symbolic Healing; 8. Messianic Expectations in Stamford Hill; Conclusion; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Series Title: Jewish studies (Lewiston, N.Y.), v. 27.
Responsibility: Simon Dein.

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