Founder of Hasidism : a quest for the historical Ba'al Shem Tov (eBook, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Founder of Hasidism : a quest for the historical Ba'al Shem Tov

Author: Murray Jay Rosman
Publisher: Oxford : The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Electronic formView all editions and formats
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Moshe Rosman's award-winning research supplies the history behind the legend of the Ba'al Shem Tov and thus changes the master-narrative of hasidism.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Named Person: Baʻal Shem Ṭov; Baʻal Shem Ṭov
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Murray Jay Rosman
ISBN: 9781909821118 190982111X
OCLC Number: 1114319954
Notes: Originally published in 2013.
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Description: 1 online resource (lxi, 306 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgements Note to Reader Introduction Part 1: Context 1 Ba'al Shem Tov 2 Hasidism before Hasidism 3 A Country in Decline? 4 Miedzboz: A Place in Time and Space 5 The Contentions of Life Part 2: Texts 6 The Holy Epistle 7 More Besht Correspondence 8 Testimonies 9 Life Stories 10 Light from the Archives Part 3: Images 11 A Person of his Time 12 From the Historical Besht to the Usable Besht: The Image of the Ba'al Shem Tov in Early Habad Afterword Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Moshe Rosman ; with a new introduction.

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