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Hasidism: A New History

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Wish 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 worldWritten by an international team of scholars Hasidism is a must read for anyone seeking to understand this vibrant and influential modern Jewish movement.


The first comprehensive history of the pietistic movement that shaped modern JudaismThis is the first comprehensive history of the pietistic movement that shaped modern Judaism The book s uniue 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 al.

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Ternative to the secular worldHasidism 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 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 conuered new territory won a mass following and became a mainstay of Je.