By Mor Altshuler

This ebook describes a circle of japanese ecu Kabbalists that validated Hasidism, a big circulate that has stimulated Jewish Mysticism, Yiddish tradition and Hebrew literature. It uncovers the messianic motivation, hid in Hasidic writings after the failure in their 1740-1781 makes an attempt to rush redemption. The booklet opens with the Besht, the mythical founding father of Hasidism, and maintains with the 1st Hasidic court docket, based by means of considered one of his widespread disciples, the preacher of Zlotshov. The group's redemptive actions are published via their mystical rituals, their self-image as representatives of the 10 Sefirot, and the prestige in their chief, "the Righteous One," as a vibrant image of the divine inflow. The publication is principally vital for students and scholars of Judaism in addition to students of mysticism and messianism, looking to understand the transformation of a messianic circle of devotees right into a mass stream that adjustments the tradition of a whole state. initially released in hardcover

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