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Hasidism: Key Questions

Marcin Wodzinski

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190631260
eISBN:
9780190631291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190631260.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Innovative and multidisciplinary in approaches, the book discusses the most cardinal features of any social or religious movement: definition, gender, leadership, demographic size, geography, ... More


The Emergence of a Female Constituency in Twentieth-Century Habad Hasidism: Women In?

Ada Rapoport-Albert

in Hasidic Studies: Essays in History and Gender

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764821
eISBN:
9781800343412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764821.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter refutes the notion that the hasidic movement brought about something of a feminist revolution in Judaism. It mentions S.A. Horodetsky, who first claimed that the hasidic movement endowed ... 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


Individualism, Truth, and the Repudiation of Magic as the Tsadik’s Prerogative: Pshiskhe-Like Elements in the Theology of Rabbi Menahem Mendel of Kosov

Benjamin Brown

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 33: Jewish Religious Life in Poland since 1750

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781906764753
eISBN:
9781800852044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764753.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes Rabbi Simhah Bunem of Pshiskhe as a Polish tsadik who created an elitist, individualist, almost anarchic form of Hasidism. It discusses the Hasidism that emphasized the inner ... More


A Pilgrimage from Bobowa to Bobowa

Adam Bartosz

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 11: Focusing on Aspects and Experiences of Religion

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774051
eISBN:
9781800340688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774051.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter investigates the world of Bobower hasidim. Those hasidim who had survived the Holocaust had taken with them their hasidic spirit, their customs, and their language, and moved to another ... More


Leadership

Marcin Wodziński

in Hasidism: Key Questions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190631260
eISBN:
9780190631291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190631260.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter attempts to add yet another perspective to the already extensive scholarship on the tsadikim, which has been based so far mainly on elitist, rabbinical sources of a normative, rather ... More


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