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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: Critical Studies in Jewish Literature, Culture, and Society Ser.
ISBN:978-0-520-20191-0
Publication Date:Jun 1996
Publisher:University of California Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $68.95
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
Pages:316
Detailed Subjects: Religion / Judaism / Orthodox
Biography & Autobiography / Jewish
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.318 x 9.087 x 1.119 Inches
Book Weight:1.399 Pounds



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