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Men of Silk: The Hasidic Conquest of Polish Jewish Society

Glenn Dynner

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195175226
eISBN:
9780199785148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175226.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Hasidism, a kabbalah-inspired movement founded by Israel Ba'al Shem Tov (c1700-1760), transformed Jewish communities across Eastern and East Central Europe. This book illuminates Hasidism's dramatic ... More


The Ba’al Shem Tov’s ‘Sacred Epistle’ and Contemporary Habad Outreach

Naftali Loewenthal

in Hasidism Beyond Modernity: Essays in Habad Thought and History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764708
eISBN:
9781800343313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764708.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Historical processes often revolve around ideas, and ideas are formulated in texts. This chapter investigates the way a somewhat mysterious phrase in a letter of the Ba’al Shem Tov became the key to ... More


Dimensions of Collective Self-Understanding

Ora Wiskind-Elper

in Hasidic Commentary on the Torah

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764128
eISBN:
9781800343405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764128.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses some dimensions of self-understanding in the early generations of Hasidism. It analyses how collective self-image is expressed through the Hasidic masters' choice of motifs and ... More


Ba’al Shem Tov

Moshe Rosman

in Founder of Hasidism: A Quest for the Historical Ba'al Shem Tov

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764449
eISBN:
9781800340800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764449.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter gives scholarly biographical descriptions of Israel ben Eliezer. Most writers agree that Israel ben Eliezer lived from approximately 1700 to 1760 and was a person of humble origins who ... More


Tsadik and Ba’al Shem in East European Hasidism

Karl E. Grözinger

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 15: Focusing on Jewish Religious Life, 1500-1900

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774716
eISBN:
9781800340725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774716.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores hasidism in Poland. This powerful popular Jewish movement, which emerged in the middle of the eighteenth century in Podolia and spread from there over all parts of Poland is ... More


In Praise of the Ba’al Shem Tov: A User’s Guide to the Editions of Shivḥei haBesht

Moshe Rosman

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 10: Jews in Early Modern Poland

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774310
eISBN:
9781800340671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774310.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides a critical analysis of the most studied document related to early hasidism known as Shivḥei haBesht (In Praise of the Ba'al Shem Tov): the collection of legends and stories ... More


A Person of His Time

Moshe Rosman

in Founder of Hasidism: A Quest for the Historical Ba'al Shem Tov

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764449
eISBN:
9781800340800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764449.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses Polish sources of the Ba’al Shem Tov, which emphasized hearsay and traditional Hebrew material that is full of colorful detail. It focuses on how the Polish paid little ... More


Founder of Hasidism: A Quest for the Historical Ba'al Shem Tov

Moshe Rosman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764449
eISBN:
9781800340800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764449.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Ba’al Shem Tov is an elusive subject for historians because documentary evidence about his life is scanty and equivocal. Until now, much of what was known about him was based on stories compiled ... More


Introduction

Moshe Rosman

in Founder of Hasidism: A Quest for the Historical Ba'al Shem Tov

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764449
eISBN:
9781800340800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764449.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides a methodological case study of possible approaches to the recovery of the historical person behind Hadism. It serves as an antidote to the ideologically weighted approach by ... More


Hasidism before Hasidism

Moshe Rosman

in Founder of Hasidism: A Quest for the Historical Ba'al Shem Tov

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764449
eISBN:
9781800340800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764449.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the story in Shivhei Ha-Besht about the two hasidim who were sceptical about the Besht, which may not accurately reflect early eighteenth-century attitudes toward ba’alei ... More


The Holy Epistle

Moshe Rosman

in Founder of Hasidism: A Quest for the Historical Ba'al Shem Tov

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764449
eISBN:
9781800340800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764449.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter enumerates, characterizes, and assesses the historiographical weight of the various Besht sources. The attempt to capture aspects of the Besht’s life is dependent on the sources that are ... More


Testimonies

Moshe Rosman

in Founder of Hasidism: A Quest for the Historical Ba'al Shem Tov

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764449
eISBN:
9781800340800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764449.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on four Hebrew texts that mention the Ba’al Shem Tov and were written during his lifetime by people who knew him personally. It emphasizes on how the texts prove that he actually ... More


More Besht Correspondence

Moshe Rosman

in Founder of Hasidism: A Quest for the Historical Ba'al Shem Tov

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764449
eISBN:
9781800340800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764449.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter talks about a collection of hagiographic stories about the Besht and his associates called the Shivhei Ha-Besht. It mentions Dov Ber of Ilintsy, the compiler, who included five citations ... More


Life Stories

Moshe Rosman

in Founder of Hasidism: A Quest for the Historical Ba'al Shem Tov

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764449
eISBN:
9781800340800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764449.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reviews the Shivhei Ha-Besht, which is considered the most prolific, interesting, intriguing, problematic, and most exploited source relating to the Ba’al Shem Tov. The title in Hebrew ... More


Hippy in the Mikveh: The Hasidic Ethos and the Schisms of Jewish Society

Naftali Loewenthal

in Hasidism Beyond Modernity: Essays in Habad Thought and History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764708
eISBN:
9781800343313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764708.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter and the next consider the same phenomenon from different perspectives. The present chapter is a story of historical processes: the emergence of the enclave form of the haredi paradigm, ... More


A Country in Decline?

Moshe Rosman

in Founder of Hasidism: A Quest for the Historical Ba'al Shem Tov

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764449
eISBN:
9781800340800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764449.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reviews the course of the Besht’s life that was affected by the geopolitical and sociocultural-economic environment in which he lived. It describes how the Ba’al Shem Tov is often ... More


‘The Mother of God’:Frank and the Russian Sectarians

Ada Rapoport-Albert

in Women and the Messianic Heresy of Sabbatai Zevi, 1666 - 1816

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764807
eISBN:
9781800343269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764807.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter mentions the scholars of hasidism, the school of spirituality initiated by Israel Ba'al Shem Tov, that have occasionally noted certain parallels between the hasidic movement and the ... More


Review Essays The Historical Besht: Reconstruction or Deconstruction?

Immanuel Etkes

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 12: Focusing on Galicia: Jews, Poles and Ukrainians 1772-1918

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774594
eISBN:
9781800340695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774594.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reviews Moshe Rosman's book, Founder of Hasidism: A Quest for the Historical Ba'al Shem Tov. This is a historical reassessment of the life and work of the Ba'al Shem Tov (known as the ... More


Jewish Perceptions of Insecurity and Powerlessness in 16th-18th Century Poland

M. J. Rosman

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 1: Poles and Jews: Renewing the Dialogue

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113171
eISBN:
9781800340589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113171.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the fundamental security and the economic and political power which the Jews possessed in 16th–18th century Poland. While many Polish Jews recognized that they were essentially ... More


The Hasid and the ‘Other’

Naftali Loewenthal

in Hasidism Beyond Modernity: Essays in Habad Thought and History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764708
eISBN:
9781800343313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764708.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

At this point I am enlarging on the theme of the previous chapter. The concept of hafatsah, of bursting through borders, recognizes and enfranchises the ‘other’. Or does it? We saw the steps which ... More


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