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Assaf, David

Overview
Works: 84 works in 192 publications in 5 languages and 5,784 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Controversial literature  Personal narratives  Songs and music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator, Annotator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Assaf
Journey to a nineteenth-century shtetl : the memoirs of Yekhezkel Kotik by Yekhezkel Kotik( )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kotik's story is the saga of a wealthy and influential family through four generations. Masterfully interwoven in this tale are colorful vignettes featuring Kotik's family and neighbors, including rabbis and zaddikim, merchants and the poor, hasidim and mitnaggedim, scholars and illiterates, believers and heretics, matchmakers and informers, teachers and musicians. Stories of personal warmth and despair intermingle with descriptions of the rise and decline of Jewish communal institutions and descriptions of the relationships between Jews, Russian authorities, and Polish lords. Such events as the brutal decrees of Tsar Nicholas I, the abolishment of the Jewish communal board known as the Kahal, and the Polish revolts against Russia are reflected in the lives of these people
Untold tales of the Hasidim : crisis & discontent in the history of Hasidism by David Assaf( )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fascinating volume reveals some of the dark, dramatic episodes concealed in the folds of the hasidic cloak--shocking events and anomalous figures in the history of Hasidism. Using tools of detection, Assaf extracts historical truth from a variety of sources by examining how the same events are treated in different memory traditions, whether hasidic, maskilic, or modern historical, and tells the stories of individuals from the hasidic elites who found themselves unable to walk the trodden path. By placing these episodes and individuals under his historical lens, Assaf offers a more nuanced historical portrayal of Hasidism in the nineteenth-century context
The regal way : the life and times of Rabbi Israel of Ruzhin by David Assaf( )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hasidism : a new history by David Biale( Book )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Baal 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
Proceedings of the Eleventh World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, June 22-29, 1993 by 1993, Yerûšālayim) World Congress of Jewish Studies (11( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in 4 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mi-Ṿilnah li-Yerushalayim : meḥḳarim be-toldotehem uve-tarbutam shel Yehude Mizraḥ Eropah mugashim li-Profesor Shemuʼel Ṿerses by David Assaf( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in Hebrew and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... in Honor of Professor Shmuel Werses
ha-Shelav ha-aḥaron : meḥḳere ha-Ḥasidut shel Gershom Shalom by Gershom Scholem( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Hebrew and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tsadiḳ ṿe-ʻedah : hebeṭim hisṭoriyim ṿe-ḥevratiyim be-ḥeḳer ha-Ḥasidut( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in Hebrew and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ha-Ḥasidut be-Polin by Aaron Zeev Aescoly( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in Hebrew and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neʼeḥaz ba-sevakh : pirḳe mashber u-mevukhah be-toldot ha-Ḥasidut by David Assaf( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in Hebrew and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breslav : bibliyografyah muʼeret : R. Naḥman mi-Breslav, toldotaṿ u-morashto ha-sifrutit, sifre talmidaṿ ṿe-talmide talmidaṿ, Ḥasidut Breslav u-sevivoteha by David Assaf( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in Hebrew and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the Ninth World Congress of Jewish Studies : panel sessions, Bible studies and ancient Near East by World Congress of Jewish Studies( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derekh ha-malkhut : R. Yiśraʼel me-Ruz'in u-meḳomo be-toldot ha-ḥasidut by David Assaf( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in Hebrew and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yashan mi-pene ḥadash : meḥḳarim be-toldot Yehude Mizraḥ Eropah uve-tarbutam : shai le-ʻImanuʼel Eṭḳes( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Hebrew and English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ha-Ḥeder : meḥḳarim, teʻudot, pirḳe sifrut ṿe-zikhronot( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Hebrew and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shire ha-Megilah = Megileh-lider by Itzik Manger( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in Hebrew and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divre ha-Ḳongres ha-ʻolami ha-aḥad-ʻaśar le-madʻe ha-Yahadut : Yerushalayim, 3-10 be-Tamuz, 753, 22-29 be-Yuni, 1993 by World Congress of Jewish Studies( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in Hebrew and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divre ha-Ḳongres ha-ʻolami ha-teshiʻi le-madʻe ha-Yahadut : Yerushalayim, 17-25 Menaḥem Av, 745, 4-12 be-Ogust, 1985 by World Congress of Jewish Studies( Book )

in Hebrew and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hetsits ṿe-nifgaʻ : anaṭomyah shel maḥloḳet Ḥasidit by David Assaf( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Hebrew and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ʻAyarati Moṭeleh by Hayyim Chemerinsky( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in Hebrew and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Journey to a nineteenth-century shtetl : the memoirs of Yekhezkel Kotik
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Alternative Names
Asaf, Daṿid

Asaf, Daṿid, 1956-

Āsāf, Dāwid

Āsāf, Dāwid 1956-

'Asap, Dawid.

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Assaf David

Assaf, David 1956-

David Assaf historiador israelí

David Assaf historiador israelià

David Assaf historiador israelín

David Assaf historien israélien

David Assaf Israeli historian

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Krone, David Asaf, 1956-

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Qrwneh Dawid ʾAsap 1956-....

ʾSP, David 1956-

‏אסף, דוד.

אסף דוד 1956-....

אסף, דוד (קרונה)

קרונה, דוד אסף

קרונה דוד אסף 1956-....

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