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Buber versus Scholem and the Figure of the Hasidic Jew: A Literary Debate between Two Political Theologies

Hannan Hever

in Jews and the Ends of Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282005
eISBN:
9780823284795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282005.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter looks at one of the most famous and significant debates in Jewish studies: between Gershom Scholem and Martin Buber over the character of Hasidism. On the face of it, the debate was a ... More


The Gaon versus Hasidism

Eliyahu Stern

in The Genius

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300179309
eISBN:
9780300183221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179309.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter discusses Elijah ben Solomon's opposition to the eighteenth century eastern European Hasidic movement. Elijah became an ardent opponent of the movement. He even accused the leaders of ... More


Conclusion: Tracing the Maiden

Nathaniel Deutsch

in The Maiden of Ludmir: A Jewish Holy Woman and Her World

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231917
eISBN:
9780520927971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231917.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter addresses the traces made in writing by the Maiden of Ludmir. Throughout the process of writing, the Maiden has remained an elusive subject. It is tempting to see her as a pioneer in the ... More


:Trance and the Nomian

in Shamanic Trance in Modern Kabbalah

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226282077
eISBN:
9780226282060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226282060.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter argues that shamanic trance often seems in contexts of a markedly nomian nature. The Hasidic movement can be shown as a prime example of the intimate link between trance experience and ... More


Hasidic Prayer

Louis Jacobs

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100240
eISBN:
9781800340312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100240.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

From its very beginnings in the eighteenth century, the Hasidic movement was suffused with a joyous enthusiasm and optimism derived from the notion of God being in all things. This led to an ... More


Heschel, Hasidism, and Halakha

Samuel Dresner

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823221158
eISBN:
9780823236749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823221158.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Born in Warsaw, Abraham Heschel earned a doctorate in philosophy at the University of Berlin, and taught in Berlin and Frankfurt. After being deported by the Nazis to Poland in 1938, ... More


Hasidism

Louis Jacobs

in Hasidic Prayer

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100240
eISBN:
9781800340312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100240.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the meaning of Hasidism and the history of the movement. The Hasidic movement was born in the Jewish communities of Volhynia and Podolia during the eighteenth century. The ... More


Hasidic Prayer in the Responsa

Louis Jacobs

in Hasidic Prayer

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100240
eISBN:
9781800340312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100240.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines some rabbinic responsa relating to Hasidic prayer. Alongside R. Ezekiel Landau, multiple prominent rabbis who were either opposed or neutral to the growing Hasidic movement in ... More


From the Historical Besht to the Usable Besht: The Image of the Ba’al ShemTov in Early Habad

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/9781906764449.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter analyzes the image of the Besht as a man who fit in with the institutions, doctrines, and practices of his time. It points out how the Besht was considered a religious or social activist ... More


Jewish Diglossias—Differential and Integral

in From Continuity to Contiguity: Toward a New Jewish Literary Thinking

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762007
eISBN:
9780804775021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762007.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the Hebrew–Yiddish diglossia, which underwent drastic changes that gradually but thoroughly changed its character, starting in the second half of the eighteenth century. Two ... More


Raphael Mahler. Hasidism and the Jewish Enlightenment. Translated from the Yiddish by Eugene Orenstein, translated from the Hebrew by Aaron Klein and Jenny Machlowitz Klein. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America. 1985. Pp. xiv, 331.

Ada Rapoport-Albert

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/9781904113171.003.0036
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reflects on Raphael Mahler's Hasidism and the Jewish Enlightenment (1985). This is a welcome addition to the slowly growing body of classic studies of Hasidism in English translation. ... More


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