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Founder of Hasidism

A Quest for the Historical Ba'Al Shem Tov

Founder of Hasidism( )
Author: Rosman, Moshe
Series title:Contraversions Ser.
Publication Date:May 1996
Publisher:University of California Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $134.00
Book Description:

This book goes farther than any previous work in uncovering the historical Israel ben Eliezer--known as the Ba'al Shem Tov, or the Besht--the eighteenth-century Polish-Jewish mystic who profoundly influenced the shape of modern Judaism. As the progenitor of Hasidism, the Ba'al Shem Tov is one of the key figures in Jewish history; to understand him is to understand an essential element of modern Jewish life and religion. Because evidence about his life is scanty and...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Religion / Judaism / Orthodox
Biography & Autobiography / Jewish
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):16.2 x 23.3 x 2.87 cm
Book Weight:0.636 Kilograms

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