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The Nature of Hasidic Prayer

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/9780197100240.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter considers the nature of Hasidic prayer, which is central to early Hasidic life. It reveals how the Hasidic elevation of prayer over other religious duties, even over that of study of the ... 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


The Hasidic Prayer Book and Prayer House

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/9780197100240.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the Lurianic Prayer Book, how it differs from the standard prayer book, and why the Hasidim adopted it. It shows how R. Isaac Luria, the famous Safed Kabbalist and originator of ... More


Gestures and Melody in Prayer

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/9780197100240.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes the gestures and melody used in Hasidic prayer. With reservations here and there, the Hasidim favoured violent movements in prayer, believing these to be an aid to ... 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


Preparations for Prayer

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/9780197100240.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter takes a look at preparation (hakhanah, or hakhanot in plural) in prayer, which is also an important aspect of Hasidic life. The Hasidim taught that, because of the significance of ... More


The Prayers of the Zaddik

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/9780197100240.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the doctrine of the Zaddik with respect to Hasidic prayer. The Zaddik is the spiritual superman whose holy living not only provides his followers with inspiration for their ... More


Prayer as Inspiration

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/9780197100240.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter considers if there is evidence of divine inspiration in Hasidic prayer. To that end, this chapter explores a handful of Hasidic literature which point to the phenomenon in which words ... More


The Polemic on the Recital of Le-Shem Yihud

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/9780197100240.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter considers the debates surrounding the recital of the le-shem yihud (‘unification’) formula. This was a mystical formula conceived by R. Ezekiel Landau, Rabbi of the Jews in Prague, ... More


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